About Me

   Jessica Silvetti is a writer and director, whose distinctive voice is a result of her unconventional upbringing. Originally from Mexico City, of Spanish descent and raised in the US, she's been shaped by different cultures and views life through a multicultural and bilingual lens.

    She attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she received a BFA in Theatre. After a few years in NYC, she relocated to Los Angeles to merge her love of writing and filmmaking. To date she has written, produced and directed the short films: HAPPY FOR NOTHING, GOODBYE, GLANCES and POOR MAN’S MERMAID. Her feature film co-directorial debut, PROBLEM OF EVIL, is currently on VOD.

    Her bilingual web series, LOST MEMORIES, a narrative about Alzheimer’s that she wrote and directed, is available online. 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.

   Currently screening at numerous Film Festivals is IN ABSENTIA, an anthology web series she wrote, produced and directed with her partner and husband, Ethan Kogan. IN ABSENTIA has received several awards and nominations, including a Best Writing nomination at the renowned RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL in London, England. The series has also received three nominations for the 2018 International Academy of Web Television Awards, including: Best Directing, Best Writing, and Best Drama Series.

    Jessica is member of the Alliance of Women Directors, Glass Elevator, Chicana Directors Initiative, and Film Fatales, some of her work is featured on Boyish.Media. She is constantly developing new projects, with a particular passion for complex and diverse characters for women. Jessica is Co-Founder of Light and Shadow Pictures.

Best Directing Nominee - Indie Series Aw



2017 In Absentia (5 Episode, Anthology Series) Writer & Director, Series Co-Creator
2017 Lost Memories / Recuerdos Perdidos (8 Episode, Bilingual Web Series)
2014 Happy for Nothing (Short Film)
*Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival – 2015 Official Selection
*Carmel International Film Festival - 2014 Official Selection
2014 Poor Man’s Mermaid (Short Film)
*WorldFest Houston – 2015 Winner of Bronze Remi Award
*Sunrise Film Festival – 2015 Official Selection
2013 Problem of Evil (Feature Film, Co-Directed)
*Fandependent Films Festival – 2016 Official Selection
*International Film Festival Twain Harte – 2013 Official Selection
2012 Goodbye (Short Film)
2005 Love in La La Land (Documentary) Co-director.

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Untitled F*'d Up Fairytale - TV Pilot (in development)
Izabela's Violin - Screenplay (in development)
2017 In Absentia (Digital Series – 3 Episodes) Series Co-Creator
“Waiting for Dawn”
“The Anniversary”
2017 Lost Memories / Recuerdos Perdidos (8 Episode, Bilingual Web Series)
2016 LAURA (full length play)
2014 Happy for Nothing (Short Film)
2014 Poor Man’s Mermaid (Short Film)
2013 Problem of Evil (Feature Film)
2012 Goodbye (Short Film)
2008 Temps (Web Series)
2008 Glances (Short Film)



2020 Shore Scripts TV Pilot Contest, Finalist for F*'d Up Fairytale (TV series)

2019 Screencraft Film Fund, Semifinalist for Izabela's Violin (Screenplay)

2019 Indie Series Awards Nominee: Best Directing Nominee, Best Drama Series for In Absentia

2018 American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest, Quarterfinalist for Izabela's Violin

2018 International Academy of Web Television Awards Nominee: Best Directing, Best Writing,
Best Drama Series for In Absentia

2017 Academy Nicholls Fellowship placed top 10% of all entries for Izabela’s Violin

2017 Breaking Boundaries – Visionary Women’s Award, for her work on Lost Memories

2017 Silver Remi Award Winner, Best Web Series for In Absentia - WorldFest Houston

2017 Raindance Jury Prize Nominee for Best Writing for In Absentia - 25th Raindance Film Festival

2017 Bilbao Seriesland - Three Nominations: Nominee Quill Amets; Nominee Top Amets; Nominee Unstoppable Amets received for In Absentia, at Bilbao International Digital Festival

2016 Ebell Playwrights Winner - 2nd Prize winner for full length play "LAURA"

2015 Bronze Remi Award Winner, Dramatic Adaptation "Poor Man's Mermaid" WorldFest Houston

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Contact Me

Light and Shadow Pictures
Los Angeles, CA

Tel: 213-537-7257

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