Jessie’s approach to filmmaking is bound to a desire to tell intimate, honest stories filtered through a personal lens. Coming from a theatre and documentary background, her hands-on approach to working with people and performers has informed her ability to adapt to any given environment and has allowed her to work across different genres. Her films have screened at multiple international film festivals, including Doc NYC, AFI Docs, MoMA Doc Fortnight and Visions Du Reel. In 2017, she was named a "Marie Claire Future Shaper" and in 2018 she was named a "Mail & Guardian 200 Young South African".
She is currently in post-production on her first feature documentary (The Home), which has received funding from the National Film and Video Foundation. She holds an MFA in Documentary Film from Stanford University.
Instagram: @jessiezinn

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