Jess Gell is a documentary filmmaker, artist and researcher based in London. Her personal work is influenced by the processing of memory and how this shapes identity. She takes inspiration from the serendipities of everyday life and how these moments form the basis of our existence.
Jess's Researcher/Assistant Producer credits include BAFTA and BIFA longlisted feature-documentary Hostile (Galeforce Films 2022).
She is a freelance director and editor for community-led projects, working in collaboration with mental health and arts charities. Her most recent directing commission, The Power of Words, focuses on the relationship between words the way we perceive ourselves and the world around us.
She is an alumna of the Grierson DocLab 2020 programme, selected for mentorships with Emmy-winning producer Maureen Murray (Foxtrot Films) and BAFTA-winning producer Gillian Mosely (MediaLab).
Jess received a First-Class Honours in Film and Television at University of the Arts London in 2017. Her short documentary about the life of RA painter Jean Cooke: Jean Cooke: Delight In the Thing Seen, was nominated for the CPIFF Rising Star Award.