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Jessica Devaney

Multitude Films

JESSICA DEVANEY is a Brooklyn-based creative producer and communications strategist. Her past films include SPEED SISTERS (2015, dir. Amber Fares) about a team Palestinian women race car drivers; the Peabody Award winning short MY NEIGHBOURHOOD (2012, dir. Julia Bacha) on Israeli settlement expansion in East Jerusalem, its companion web series HOME FRONT (2011, dir. Julia Bacha), and Ridenhour Documentary Prize and PUMA Impact Award winning BUDRUS (2009, dir. Julia Bacha). Jessica’s forthcoming films include ROLL RED ROLL (dir. Nancy Schwartzman), OUT AGAIN (dir. Robin Cloud), LOVE THE SINNER (dir. Geeta Gandbhir/Jessica Devaney), and THE FEELING OF BEING WATCHED (dir. Assia Boundaoui).

Jessica’s films have received support from the Sundance Institute, Tribeca Film Institute, Ford Foundation, Harnisch Foundation, Fork Films, Chicken & Egg Films, Doha Film Institute, IDA, Bertha Foundation, BRITDOC, and more. Her work is featured regularly in major media outlets like The New York Times, MSNBC, NPR, BBC, The Washington Post, The Economist, Sports Illustrated, and Al Jazeera.

Jessica holds an M.A. in religion and society from Wake Forest University and studied at Georgetown’s Graduate School of Foreign Service in the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies where she researched gender and nationalism in the Middle East.

She is a founder of the Queer Producers Collective and was a 2016 Women at Sundance Fellow.

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Events featuring Jessica Devaney
Events featuring Jessica Devaney