ABOUT JESSICA SHERIF

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Director, producer and writer Jessica Sherif is a “Third Culture Kid” - Algerian, Spanish and French-Canadian. She channels her multi-cultural background to tell engaging character-based stories that resonate across different perspectives and cultures. 

 

Right To Offend, her two-part documentary TV series produced by A&E, TIME Studios, and Kevin Hart's Hartbeat Productions is premiering at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival

 

Her latest narrative short film Thanks For Nothing will start its film festival circuit in the fall of 2022.

​Jessica got her start in broadcast journalism, working her way up across outlets like NY1, MSNBC and CNN. She then spent several years as a producer on the Emmy Award-winning investigative series Dan Rather Reports. After that, Jessica worked as director of development for Creature Films at Entertainment One, where she contributed to several projects including A&E’s Emmy-nominated L.A. Riots, MTV’s Siesta Key and BET’s Death Row Chronicles. Jessica has also produced episodes of E!’s Revenge Body and Netflix’s Ultimate Beastmaster

 

On the narrative side, Jessica has directed many award winning short films, as well as branded videos for companies like Soul Pancake and ApparentlyJack. ​She also has shadowed on several TV series including How To Get Away With Murder, Fear The Walking Dead, and American Housewife.

Jessica holds two law degrees from McGill University, a master in broadcast journalism from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, and is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She also graduated from UCB's Improv and Sketch programs.  

 

Jessica is a proud member of the Directors Guild of America, Women in Film and the Alliance for Women Directors. She speaks fluent French and Spanish and has an adorable Havanese-Poodle dog named Ziggy.

 

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