Jess Gell

Area: Tooting

Type: Artist / Individual

Art form: Art, Digital, Film, Installation, Photography, Poetry, Writer

Moving Out
Moving Out
Ellie, January
Ellie, January
Tales of Thornton Heath #1 - Gary Barlow
Tales of Thornton Heath #1 - Gary Barlow
Woman in Prague
Woman in Prague
Still from 'Nine to Fiver'
Still from 'Nine to Fiver'

Biography / Artist statement

Jess Gell is a documentary filmmaker, photographer and artist based in Tooting. Jess's 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. She is an alumnus of the Grierson DocLab 2020 programme and received a First-Class Honours in Film and Television at University of the Arts London. Her short film, Jean Cooke: Delight In the Thing Seen, was nominated for the CPIFF Rising Star Award.

Why do you love Wandsworth?

Tooting is where I grew up and where I have come back to. I love the culture here, I love the food and I love how much it feels like home.