Originally from Mexico City, Jessica Silvetti relocated to the United States at the age of seven. From an early age, she was destined to fall in love with language and storytelling. As a very shy child, she found an outlet through acting. At the age of eleven she received her very first video camera, a gift from her mother, which exposed her to the world of storytelling through images.
Jessica later attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she received a BFA in Theatre. After six years residing in New York City, she returned to Los Angeles to merge her love of writing and directing. To date she has written, produced and directed the short films: HAPPY FOR NOTHING, GOODBYE, GLANCES and POOR MAN’S MERMAID. PROBLEM OF EVIL, her feature film co- directorial debut, alongside Ethan Kogan, is available on VOD through multiple platforms.
Her bilingual web series LOST MEMORIES / RECUERDOS PERDIDOS, a narrative focusing on Alzheimer’s disease, which she wrote and directed, is receiving great attention. In November of 2017, Jessica was recognized with a BREAKING BOUNDARIES - VISIONARY WOMEN’S AWARD for her work on this impacting series, spotlighting Alzheimer’s and the Latino community. The series, produced by ALZGLA, is available online and has shown at various festivals. In March, 2018, Lost Memories was selected as a finalist for Drama Series at the Cynopsis Short Form Video Festival, in New York City.
Currently, screening at several National and International Film Festivals is her new digital series, IN ABSENTIA, an anthology of short films she created, wrote, directed and produced with her husband and partner, Ethan Kogan. IN ABSENTIA has received numerous awards and nominations, including a Best Writing nomination at the renowned RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL in London, England.
Jessica is constantly working on developing projects for theatre, television and the big screen, with a particular passion in creating strong and diverse characters for women.