Jess Carson is a Los Angeles-based African-American writer/director who made her way into filmmaking in her hometown of Little Rock, AR by self-producing a number of short films within her local community through trial, error, and a sheer love of the craft.
In 2015, she decided to branch out to hone her skills in more saturated markets – first by way of Brooklyn, NY, where she was hired to write an Off-Broadway musical, ONLY HUMAN, and then settling in Los Angeles, CA in 2018.
Her work spans genres and her focus is on well-rounded, character-driven narratives that resonate with audiences of all demographics as well as those that put society under a lens via undertones of societal commentary.
Currently, Jess is a staff writer on the CW's THE FLASH. she is also polishing a wide range of projects and is actively working on a gritty, original feature, DEAD RED with Echo Lake Productions. She is represented by Kegan Schell & Lauren Williams at Echo Lake Productions.
After being struck by lightning, Barry Allen wakes up from his coma to discover he's been given the power of super speed, becoming the Flash, fighting crime in Central City. (TV show airing on the CW)
PROJECT OASIS (upcoming)
After an amnestic woman wakes up in the woods with nothing but a hatchet, a strange note, and "33" tattooed on her forearm, she must find a way to survive the elements while being hunted down by an unknown assailant. (short film)
ONLY HUMAN MUSICAL (2019)
Writer - Book
Before they were enemies, they were co-workers. Jesus and Lucifer never saw eye-to-eye, but when an extreme case of creative differences gets the best of them, all hell breaks loose…literally. (off-Broadway musical with story by Jesse Murphy and Mike Squillante)
Over the course of 30 days, Nico Savage, a queer black man recently diagnosed with HIV, must unpack past trauma, lean on his community, and break from his shell to become the epitome of black boy magic. (webseries created by Charlie Peppers)
72 SECONDS (2017)
All it took was 72 seconds for Renee and her husband Eric's world to come crashing down. Now, in the aftermath, will the couple be able to move on with their lives? (short film)
THICKER THAN BLOOD (2017)
Jordan returns home for the first time in three years. During what’s supposed to be a joyous afternoon of family, friends, and food, secrets are revealed, masks are uncovered, and some things are said that can’t be taken back. (short film written and directed by Anthony L. Williams)
When Derrick, a man who has not faced the abuse of his past, continues the cycle of abuse in his own marriage to Jocelyne, their lives slowly begin to unravel. (short film)
COLLIDE - TEST SHOOT (2014)
Quinn and Julie connect after their respective failed relationships, but the ghosts of their pasts threaten to tear them apart. (short film/test shoot)
When a young woman escapes from a life as a human trafficking victim, she must face the demons of her past in order to build a life for herself for the first time. (feature in partnership with Partners Against Human Trafficking [PATH])
REAL TALk - TEST SHOOT (2013)
A young man attempts to save someone from spiraling down a deep, dark hole from steroid use, despite an overbearing father's dismissal of the dangers. (short film/test shoot written by Juliean Broner and Prentice Dupins)
GIN & SIN (2012)
Tommy "Two Shot" Shuttles, an aging musician, relives his life and his long lost love during one final performance. (short film created for the 48 Hour Film Festival - Little Rock, AR)
7 HOURS (2011)
Greg finds himself reliving the same 7 Hours, in which he lost his wife Kari. Will he be able to change the outcome, or is fate as set as it seems? (short film)