Jessica Petelle (she/her) is a Director and a Producer of film, television and digital content.
Her debut film, ALL GOOD, world premiered at Palm Springs International Short Fest. Her second short film, ELLIE & SAM, premiered at the Vancouver Women in Film Film Festival the following year. AGE OF DYSPHORIA, starring Laura Vandervoort and Gordon Pinsent, allowed Jessica to utilize her unique skill set of working in action-drama television to the short film medium. She recently participated in the Women in the Director’s Chair Career Advancement Module in Toronto and has been selected as one of ten emerging directors to participate in the prestigious 2020 HBOACCESS Directing Fellowship.
As a digital content producer, she worked with Merman to produce the award-winning interactive digital film OUTAGE for IBM. Other clients include work for Volkswagen, Comedy Central, GaiamTV.com, Fox, SyFy, BlackBoxTV, among others.
Over the past several years, she has felt the embrace of the vibrant filmmaking community in Canada, dedicating time and talent toward international co-production. She has served as a production consultant on FOX’s WAYWARD PINES, and SYFY/SPACE Channel series BITTEN, as a Co-Producer for two seasons of THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES for Viacom, and as a Co-Executive Producer for the Netflix Original Series, V- WARS, starring Ian Somerhalder and Adrian Holmes.
This past November, Jessica was an Executive Producer and 2nd Unit Director on the action thriller TRIGGER POINT, starring Barry Pepper, Colm Feore and Eve Harlow for Landmark Studio Group. She is in development as an EP and Director on SAFEHAVEN, a supernatural horror thriller series for Crackle+.
A graduate of Indiana University with degrees in Theatre and Telecommunications, Jessica was recently appointed to represent alumni in the music and entertainment industry on the board of the Indiana University Alumni Association LA. She is a member of the Producers Guild of America serving on the International Committee, the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, Alliance of Women Directors, and Women in Film and Television (LA and Toronto).