Jessica Petelle (she/her) is a Director and a Producer of film, television and digital content.
Her directorial debut film, ALL GOOD, world premiered at Palm Springs International Short Fest. Her second short drama, ELLIE & SAM, premiered at the Vancouver Women in Film Festival the following year. AGE OF DYSPHORIA, a psychological drama starring Laura Vandervoort and Gordon Pinsent can be seen in Canada on CBC Gem. The film allowed Jessica to utilize her unique skill set of working in action-drama television to the short film medium. She is an alumna of the Women In the Director’s Chair Career Advancement Module in Toronto, Alliance of Women Directors, Directing the Actors Lab and is a fellow in the HBOACCESS Directing Fellowship.
Jessica was an Executive Producer and 2nd Unit Director on the action thriller TRIGGER POINT (Barry Pepper, Colm Feore) now playing HULU in US.
As a digital content producer, she worked with Merman to produce the award-winning interactive digital film OUTAGE for IBM. Other clients include Volkswagen, Comedy Central, Fox, SyFy, BlackBoxTV, among others.
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 (Ian Somerhalder, Adrian Holmes).
A graduate of Indiana University (Theatre and Telecommunications), 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).
Jessica is developing several narrative projects including the fantasy/sci-fi series THE UNVEILING, and a full-length version of her award-winning short film AGE OF DYSPHORIA.