Jessica Sanders is an Academy Award-nominated filmmaker and award-winning commercial director. Jessica was honored at the prestigious Shots Young Director Awards in Cannes for her Sony “Make Believe” film, which also won an AICP award. She directed Apple’s national iPad launch spot, and an integrated campaign for Toyota as well as spots for American Express, Honda and Proctor & Gamble, among others. Jessica was also featured in Shoot’s New Directors Showcase and was a First Board Awards Finalist.
Jessica directed and wrote “After Innocence,” a feature documentary film about innocent men, wrongfully convicted and exonerated by DNA after spending decades in prison. The film premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Special Jury Prize and was shortlisted for the 78th Academy Awards. Jessica’s new film “March of the Living” is about teenagers and the last generation of Holocaust survivors returning to the sites of the Holocaust in Poland. It will be released in 2012.
Her work has been profiled on Showtime, The Sundance Channel, MTV and NPR among others. She majored in Film Studies and English and graduated with honors at Wesleyan University. Jessica currently resides in Los Angeles. Visit Jessica’s website. Learn more about her feature documentary “After Innocence“.