CinefestOZ acknowledges the Wardandi, Piblemen, and Menang people, the spiritual and cultural custodians of this land on which we live and work. We honour and respect the significant role First Nations people play in our community and in guiding us and allowing our festival to flourish.
Director | Hy_Brian
Jessica Russell (she/her) is an emerging deviser, director, and cinematographer with a focus on the collaborative creative process. She holds a Bachelor of Performing Arts (Performance Making) from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and a Masters in Screen Studies from the WA Screen Academy. In 2018 Jessica was invited to observe Ivo van Hove at the Internationaal Theater Amsterdam for his adaption of the critically acclaimed novel, A Little Life. She is currently Videographer for Co3 Contemporary Dance, and in 2021 directed the company’s inaugural broadcast for ARCHIVES OF HUMANITY.