2022 saw Jesse direct for season 8 of BBC's INSIDE NO 9. He was also lead director on BBC One’s flagship return to WATERLOO ROAD (2022), seasons one and two. He is developing HEIST OF BENIN, a feature spec set up with Endurance Media with David Oyelowo attached to star. A dual national (US & UK) Writer/Director, Jesse's first feature film, CALLOUSED HANDS, starred Andre Royo (HBO's THE WIRE), Daisy Haggard (Showtime's EPISODES), and Hans Howes (THERE WILL BE BLOOD). It premiered at the Miami International Film Festival, and has gone on to screen in over 20 festivals around the world, garnering numerous awards. In 2020 Jesse wrote and directed his second feature film, CAGEFIGHTER which starred Gina Gershon and Chuck Liddell, which was released in select theaters in October, 2020 in the US and had a global release online. Jesse is a recent addition to Stars Collective, a US initiative run by Starlight Entertainment to support BIPOC filmmakers.
Jesse is an alum of numerous writing labs and fellowships including the Royal Court Young Writer's Programme, Soho Theatre Writer's Attachment Programme, Berlinale Talent Campus, B3 Media Talent Lab, NALIP Latino Writer's Lab, and the BBC Writer's Room.
In his downtime he enjoys spending time with his family and training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, which he holds a Black Belt in. Jesse is represented by Gersh Agency in the US and Revolution Talent in the UK.