Jessica Sherif is an Algerian, Spanish and French-Canadian producer, director and writer based in NYC. She channels her diverse background to tell engaging and impactful character-based stories that resonate across different perspectives and cultures.
On the documentary side, her recent work includes Right To Offend: The Black Comedy Revolution, the two-part TV series she developed, directed and executive produced along with TIME Studios and Kevin Hart's Hartbeat Productions, which premiered at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival and aired on A&E. It also premiered in Canada on CBC Gem in February 2023. She is currently producing and directing a documentary short film commissioned by the Trudeau Foundation, and is also executive producing a new documentary series she co-created alongside TIME Studios.
On the narrative side, her first feature is currently in development after being selected as part of the 2022 Tribeca Creators Market. Jessica has also directed several short films that have screened at more than 30 festivals, and won prizes at Hollyshorts, Tallgrass, and more.