Type: Artist / Individual
Art form: Art, Digital, Film, Installation, Photography, Poetry, Writer
Biography / Artist statement
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 strange serendipities of everyday life and how these moments form the basis of our existence. Her documentaries have focused on rambunctious artists to unearthing personal history. As a Researcher, she has worked on a BAFTA-recognised feature length documentary which screened across the UK. She is an alumna of the Grierson DocLab 2020 programme, selected for mentorships with Emmy and BAFTA-winning Producers. 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 Croydon Rising Star Award.