ABOUT / JESSICA FARRELL
Jessica is an independent producer who has over ten years of experience in film and photography production. Whether it's a full-length feature film, commercial campaign, or branded content, Jessica lives and breathes to produce compelling, engaging content for any platform. Her understanding of the creative process, from initial concept through final execution, has aided her in making sure that projects are done right, done on time, and most importantly, done well. She is currently an independent producer for feature films and freelances for advertising agencies and production companies. Her work has been featured in Indiewire, NPR, The Playlist, Adweek, Mashable, and Communication Arts.
She co-produced the feature fiction film, Back at the Staircase (2018 Slamdance Premiere) and co-produced the feature documentary, Markie in Milwaukee (2019 Slamdance Premiere). The first feature she produced was 30 Seconds Away (2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Premiere), which was featured on IndieWire’s Project of the Day and was directed by a former federal agent. While producing those three features, she completed her BFA degree and then worked full-time as a producer at a one of the Top 25 independent advertising agencies in the U.S. She was quickly promoted to Senior Producer to produce broadcast TV spots, web content, radio, and photography for international advertising campaigns. There she also produced content with Pixar and Sony Classic Pictures partnerships for two different web campaigns, which both have over a million views on YouTube. In 2017, Jessica received a Milwaukee Film Brico Grant towards completion of her next short documentary film she is directing and producing. She is also in-development and in-production on several upcoming feature films, short films, and music videos.
Jessica has always been passionate towards art and storytelling since a young age including writing short stories, painting, photography, and theatre. She currently resides in Los Angeles and was raised in North Dakota, where most of her family resides to this day. Upon high school graduation, she moved to Minneapolis, MN to studied photography for two years before moving to Milwaukee, WI, where she obtained her BFA in Film and Photography from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
NEXT / Feature FilmS
“Untitled Drew Britton Film” (Producer) - Next feature narrative film by director Drew Britton.
(Working Title) “The New Extinction” (Co-Producer) - Feature documentary directed by Kyle Arpke. Fiscal sponsor is IDA.
NEXT / sHORT Film
(Working Title) “In Pursuit of the Stars” (Director, Producer) - 2017 Milwaukee Film Brico Fund Award Winner
AWARDS / FILM
PRESS / FILM
The Playlist: "‘Back At The Staircase’ Trailer: Tensions Rise After An Accident [Slamdance Exclusive]"
Hammer to Nail: "'Back at the Staircase' Film Review"
IndieWire: "A Former Federal Agent Examines Chronic Homelessness in '30 Seconds Away: Breaking the Cycle' "
Wisconsin Public Radio, NPR: "Local Documentary Highlights Milwaukee Homelessness Issues"
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: "Former federal agent turns filmmaker to explore homelessness in Milwaukee"
Milwaukee Magazine: " 'Breaking the Cycle' of Homelessness"
Milwaukee Record: "Help fund a documentary about breaking the cycle of homelessness in Milwaukee"
PRESS / COMMERCIAL
Communication Arts: "Wyoming Office of Tourism print ads"
Adweek: "In a Radical Departure From Previous Work, United Way’s New PSA Shows Philanthropy Isn’t Pretty"
PR Newswire: "United Way Worldwide and BVK Premiere New Public Service Announcement: 'Join the Fight' "
Communication Arts: "BVK combines the epic landscapes of Wyoming with human emotions in its new ad campaign"
Adweek: "How a Milwaukee Agency Made Some Simply Stunning Tourism Ads for Wyoming"
Mashable: "New commercial reminds you to take a vacation already, loser"
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: "Milwaukee ad agency BVK launches 'That's WY' Wyoming Tourism Campaign"
Adweek: "3 New Businesses in Omaha Are Making People Cringe, but They're Doing Good Work"
PRESS / MUSIC VIDEO