Jesse is versatile and collaborative writer and director currently developing the scripted, single camera comedy series’ Game Pad for Machinima/Warner Bros. and Feltworth starring Jason Schwartzman. Recently, Jesse created and directed the genre bending comedy series Gaming Show (In My Parents Garage) airing on Netflix, Family Channel, and DisneyXD.
Jesse was also at the helm of the 1hr TV special Long Story Short for CBC starring Martin Short, DisneyXD’s The Grizzly Cup (which garnered him a Canadian Screen Award nomination for directing), and the Tom Saunders (Larry Sanders, Arrested Development) series Raising Expectations.
Prior to that, Jesse Jesse was (2004- 2009) the Producer for CBC's George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight (The Hour), where he co-wrote, directed and edited nightly comedy shorts featuring hundreds of actors, athletes and musicians including Morgan Freeman, Foo Fighters, Snoop Dogg, Alan Alda and many more. Jesse was instrumental in the show’s several award nominations and wins.
As a filmmaker, his most recent short Break A Leg, premiered at New York's MoMA and Lincoln Center for the prestigious New Directors/New Films, and it has screened at international film festivals including Palm Springs, Milan, Vancouver, Toronto, London, and Just For Laughs.
In addition to TV and film, Jesse is an accomplished commercial director, where his knack for working with celebrities and athletes has garnered attention, including campaigns for Cadbury featuring NHL star Alexander Ovechkin, and for Ford featuring NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers. His commercial projects have appeared in Creativity’s Top 20, BestAdsOnTV, Shots and more.
Jesse has never been a member of a cult and has no hobbies to speak of.