About Jess Dang
Jess Dang is a Director located in Los Angeles, California. Jess has exhibited her film work at the The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, DOC NYC @ the IFC Center, The Chelsea Art Museum, New Filmmakers LA, The Standard Hotels, and The Hong Kong International Film & Television Festival, among others.
Her short film, "Made By Me" played at more than fifty film festivals worldwide and received distribution with The Documentary Channel, Hallmark, and Gaia TV. As a follow up to "Made By Me", Jess collaborated with New York City fine artist Ryan McGinness, on a short piece, "Ryan McGinness: Studio Process" that screened at New Filmmakers LA, Parsons The New School of Design, and The Standard Hotels - launching a platform for educational Q&A conversations with the artist himself about navigating his artistic process. Her short comedic film, "The First Gray", which she directed and co-wrote, was distributed on Prime video and is tonally a proof of concept for her upcoming romantic comedy feature that she's co-writing.
She values the process of collaboration and hopes to continue telling stories that can work as visual conversations. Dang earned her BFA in Communication Design from Parsons The New School of Design and her MFA in Film and Television Production from the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts.
Her client roster includes: Snapchat, I Love NY, Target, Cartoon Network, Wet Seal, Hershey's Chocolates, Beachbody (P90X, Insanity), and Bed Bath & Beyond. She is known for her conceptual approach to storytelling and building a global footprint across multi-media platforms. Her work continues to reach multiple audiences due to her use of color and forms.
Dang admires the films of Mira Nair and Julian Schnabel, loves modern art museums, and is a dedicated bruncher.