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A multi-hyphenate filmmaker raised in Portland, Oregon; Jessica Barr's work often explores loss and discoveries made from grief.  She's known for stirring, cerebral and even fucked up stories - grounded in naturalism (with a penchant towards moody YA). "SOPHIE JONES", a feature that Barr wrote, produced and starred in premiered at the 2020 Deauville Film Festival. The film screened at numerous other festivals before being acquired by Oscilloscope Laboratories with a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Barr is the recipient of the Future of Film is Female Grant, the Oregon Made Grant, and the Regional Arts and Cultural Grant in Portland. Her short film "TIGHT" recently had its world premiere at SXSW and was listed as a top 10 best film to see by Harper's Bazaar.
 

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