Jesse is a filmmaker from Philadelphia who lives and works in London. He has directed and produced films for theatrical release, as well as films and series for Netflix, Amazon Studios, ESPN, Discovery and National Geographic.
His debut feature documentary film, JASON BECKER: NOT DEAD YET, told the story of legendary musician Jason Becker and his lifelong battle with ALS. The film screened at film festivals around the world and was a New York Times Critic's Pick when it was theatrically released by Dogwoof in the US. It won many awards and Jesse was nominated for a Grierson Award for Best Newcomer.
His follow-up film, THE PRINCE OF PENNSYLVANIA, told the bizarre story of John du Pont and his Foxcatcher wrestling team. It was produced with Raw for ESPN's 30 f0r 30 series. Prior to its broadcast in October 2015, it premiered at the Philadelphia Film Festival and the Hot Springs Film Festival, where it was nominated for Best Sports Documentary.
In November 2016, his film COLA KIDNAP, a thriller about a high-profile kidnapping that took place in Rio de Janeiro, premiered at DOC NYC Film Festival and was later released on Netflix as part of the Netflix original documentary series, CAPTIVE. The series was produced by Simon Chinn (Searching for Sugarman, Man on Wire) at Lightbox and Doug Liman
(Edge of Tomorrow, The Bourne Identity) at Hypnotic.
His next feature doc, GYPSY'S REVENGE, chronicles the tragic tale of Gypsy Rose and her mother Dee Dee Blanchard. The film was produced by Simon Chinn for Lightbox and was release on Investigation Discovery in November 2018.
Jesse then went on to travel around the world filming people with inspiring stories to tell about their love of football and how it changed their lives. His film, 'LOVE', premiered on Amazon Prime in August 2019, as part of the Amazon original film anthology series, THIS IS FOOTBALL.
He is currently working with Raw on a new series for Netflix, which is due for release Autumn 2020.