ABOUT / JESSICA FARRELL
Jessica Farrell is an independent producer with over ten years of experience in film, commercial, 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 that inspires audiences. 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.
From 2013 to 2018, Jessica was a senior broadcast producer at a Top 25 independent advertising agency in the U.S. producing broadcast spots, brand content, radio, and photography for international advertising campaigns. She also produced content in partnership with Pixar Animation Studios and Sony Classic Pictures, which each have over a million views on YouTube. Her work has been featured in Indiewire, NPR, The Playlist, Adweek, Mashable, and Communication Arts.
She co-produced the feature documentary, Markie in Milwaukee (2019 Slamdance Premiere) and co-produced the feature-length drama, Back at the Staircase (2018 Slamdance Premiere). The first feature film she produced was 30 Seconds Away (2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Premiere), which was featured on IndieWire’s Project of the Day. She is currently in-development and in-production on several upcoming feature films, short films, and music videos and received a 2017 Milwaukee Film Brico Grant towards completion of a short documentary she is producing and directing.
Jessica has always been passionate towards art and storytelling. From a young age she's been writing short stories, painting, taking photographs, and participating in theater. She was raised in Iowa and North Dakota which continues to inspire her love of photography, stories, and films about rural America. She studied photography at The Art Institutes International Minnesota, before moving to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she earned a BFA in Film and Photography from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Jessica currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
NEXT / Feature FilmS
(Working Title) “Untitled Drew Britton Film” (Producer) - Next feature fiction 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 Grant Recipient
AWARDS / FILM
PRESS / FILM
Moviemaker Magazine: “Unique Human Stories and an Underdog Ethos Fuel Slamdance…”
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