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A filmmaker raised in Portland, Oregon; Jessica Barr's work often explores loss and discoveries made from grief. "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" just had its world premiere at SXSW and was listed as a top 10 best film to see by Harper's Bazaar. She splits her time between Los Angeles and Portland and is prepping for her feature directorial debut.


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