2022 saw Jesse direct Love Is A Stranger, episode 4 of season 8's INSIDE NO 9, which received a 5 Star Review in The Times. He was also lead director on BBC One’s flagship return to WATERLOO ROAD (2022), seasons 11 and 12, for which he was nominated for the Victor Adebodun Award for Best Debut Director at the Edinburgh TV Festival. He is currently developing HEIST OF BENIN, a feature spec set up with Apple TV, with David Oyelowo attached to star. Other projects in development include a YA adaptation with Igeneration, and POSTER BOY, a TV series set up with Buffalo Dragon.
Jesse's first feature film, CALLOUSED HANDS, starred Andre Royo (HBO's THE WIRE) and Daisy Haggard (BBC'S BACK TO LIFE). It screened in over 20 festivals around the world, garnering numerous awards. Jesse's second feature film CAGEFIGHTER starred Gina Gershon and Chuck Liddell was released in select theaters in 2020, and followed with a global online release on Crackle.
Jesse is a full member of BAFTA and Director's UK. Additionally, he 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.