As a woman of color, Jess had to make her own way into screenwriting and directing in her hometown by self-producing a number of short films and one feature. She's dedicated to becoming a well-rounded African-American writer/director who focuses on character-driven narratives that will resonate with audiences of all demographics. "Gaining inclusivity does not then give you the right to exclude everyone else." Currently, Jess lives in Brooklyn, NY.
By night, she is constantly polishing a wide range of features and television pilots, as well as working on a stage musical with Jesse Murphy of NBC/Universal and Mike Squillante. By day, she is a digital mastermind at a full-service media agency. She specializes in search engine optimization.
7 Hours (short) Drama A man re-lives the same seven hours in which he lost his wife and child.
Jade Drama 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.
Paradigm (short) Drama When Derrick, a victim of abuse in his childhood, and his wife Jocelyn face issues in their marriage, they become victims of the cycle of abuse.
72 Seconds (short) Drama A young couple copes with the loss of their child, but must get past the hurt, pain, and guilt accompanying their grief.
Film by Phoenix Rising Pictures (Drama) Writer/Director
Film (short) by Phoenix Rising Pictures Writer/Director
Film (short) by 10th Dimension Productions Writer/Director
Film by 10th Dimension Productions/Jess Carson Writer/Director
Film (short) by SecondGlance Productions/Anthony Williams Composer (Original Song,
Gin and Sin
Film (short) by Heads or Tales Productions/Jess Carson Director
University of Arkansas at Little Rock (Little Rock, AR)
University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR)
Full Sail University (Winter Park, FL)