Jess Carson is a Los Angeles-based Black 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 writer on the CW's THE FLASH. she is also polishing a wide range of projects and is actively working on a gritty, original TV show, DEAD RED. She is represented by Kegan Schell & Chris Davis at Echo Lake Entertainment.
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)
THE ANSWER (2021)
He sent it. Now we wait. (short film)
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)
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)
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)