Jessica Barr is a filmmaker from Portland, Oregon. Sophie Jones, a feature film she co-wrote, produced and starred in premiered at the 2020 Deauville Film Festival, where it was nominated for Grand Special Prize. At the Mar del Plata Film Festival, the film received a nomination for Best Film in the International Competition. After playing at numerous festivals across the globe it was acquired by Oscilloscope Laboratories and was released in March of 2021.
Barr just published her experimental short Muse. She is gearing up to produce the short film JULIA, which was the recipient of the 2020 Oregon Made "Tell Your Story” grant, created for BIPOC filmmakers in Portland to share their stories. At the 2019 Portland 48-hour film festival her team's short film, Waiting Game, won eight awards including best actress by Barr. Waiting Game placed in the top 10 slots at the international competition in Rotterdam.
Jessica is a graduate of Portland State University, with a BA in History, and a concentration in Medieval Studies and African History.