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JESSE

JESSE

LANGUAGE: English

Genre: Drama
Running Time: 16 Minutes
Year of production: 2019

SYNOPSIS

Jesse, a mixed-race transgender teen, arrives from Switzerland for a cross-country road trip with her estranged father Marcus. His struggle to understand his daughter and Jesse’s deep desire to be understood, accepted and loved by him, leads the two to strike a weighty deal, one with serious repercussions for their relationship and their trip.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Production Company: Invinzible Pictures Inc.
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST

Stephen Hill, Mercedes Torres, Linda Geiser

MAIN CREDITS

Director: Vinz Feller
Screenwriter: Paul Leo
Producer: Vinz Feller
Director of Photography: Caitlin Machak
Sound: Caleb Mose
Editing: Aaron Yanes
Sound Editing: Aaron Yanes
Music Composer: Vincent Gillioz

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: Drama
Sub-genre: LGBTQ, Family, Road Trip
Language: English
Country of origin: USA
Year of production: 2019
Total running time: 16 Minutes
Shooting format: Sony 2K
Color type: color
Aspect ratio: 2.66:1
Sound format: Stereo

AWARDS

Bronze Award, Independent Shorts Award

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

Independent Shorts Award
Official Selection LA Queer Film Fest

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR

Vinz Feller was born in Bern, Switzerland in 1975. He graduated from The School of Visual Arts (SVA) in 2001 with a major in directing and editing. He’s directed award winning narrative films and commercials notably with mentions from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures (NBR), the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Regional Finalist of Student Academy Awards) and the Swiss Department of Cultural Affairs. All of his movies have been screened at numerous renowned film festivals worldwide, including the Tribeca Film Festival and Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival, Locarno Film Festival etc. In addition to his directing work, Vinz is also a successful TV editor, having worked in non-scripted television and doc series for the past 15 years. More recently he has worked on shows for Netflix and Facebook but has worked for many networks from History Channel, National Geographic Channel, Discovery, MTV and VH1 etc.