Jessica Devaney

United States

Jessica is a Brooklyn-based creative producer and communications strategist. She is currently producing the feature documentary and interactive game, Roll Red Roll, an immersive thriller examining rape culture in small town America. Jessica produced Speed Sisters (2015), an intimate and action-filled story about the first all-women racecar driving team in the Middle East. She co-produced the Peabody Award winning short My Neighbourhood (2012), exploring the human impact of settlements in East Jerusalem, and produced its companion web series Home Front (2011). Jessica associate produced Budrus (2009), which won over a dozen international awards, including the Ridenhour Documentary Film Prize. She was a key driver behind the film’s engagement strategy, which was recognized with the PUMA Impact Award. Jessica was previously the Director of Communications at Just Vision, where she produced films for seven years with director Julia Bacha and led communications strategy in support of Palestinian and Israeli community organizers and human rights defenders. Her work is featured regularly in major media outlets like MSNBC, NPR, The New York Times, BBC, The Washington Post, The Economist and Al Jazeera. Jessica has an M.A. in religion and society from Wake Forest University and also studied at Georgetown’s Graduate School of Foreign Service in the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies where she researched gender and nationalism in the Middle East.

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