Jessica M. Thompson

Jessica M. Thompson is an Emmy-nominated Australian filmmaker who lives in New York City. The Light of the Moon, her feature directorial debut starring Stephanie Beatriz, is currently in select theaters. Thompson studied acting at three major drama schools in Australia, before attending Film School in Sydney, where she met Carlo Velayo. They quickly formed a formidable filmmaking duo and have made several award-winning short films together, including, Hike, Percepio and Across the Pond. In 2011, Thompson founded Stedfast Productions, a collective of visual storytellers. As an editor, she has worked with twice Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus, and on the Sundance-winning film Watchers of the Sky. She also edited Cheryl Furjanic’s award-winning and Emmy-nominated documentary, Back on Board: Greg Louganis, which recently premiered on HBO. (Picture by Joana Totolici.)


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The Benefits of “Feminist Filmmaking”

By Jessica M. Thompson | November 27, 2017

The Benefits of “Feminist Filmmaking”

The writer-director of The Light of the Moon explains how a female-led cinematic model can reap incredible rewards.