JESSICA DEVANEY is a Brooklyn-based producer and communications strategist. Her past films include SPEED SISTERS (Hot Docs, 2015) following a team of Palestinian women race car drivers; the Peabody Award winning short MY NEIGHBOURHOOD (Tribeca, 2012) on Israeli settlement expansion in East Jerusalem, its companion web series HOME FRONT (2011), and Ridenhour Documentary Prize and PUMA Impact Award winning BUDRUS (Berlin, Tribeca, 2010). Jessica’s directorial debut short, LOVE THE SINNER (Tribeca, 2017) explores the connection between Christianity and homophobia in the wake of the shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Her forthcoming films include ROLL RED ROLL, THE RASHOMON EFFECT, and THE FEELING OF BEING WATCHED. Jessica has an M.A. in religion from Wake Forest University and researched gender and nationalism in the Middle East at Georgetown’s Graduate School of Foreign Service in the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies. She is a founder of the Queer Producers Collective and was a 2016 Women at Sundance Fellow.
Love The Sinner Shows Christian Guilt in Pulse Tragedy, The Advocate (1 June 2017)
Voices: LGBTQ Film with Queer Producers Collective and Outfest, Producers Guild Podcast (18 July 2017)
Women at Sundance Fellows Announced, INDIEWIRE (6 Nov 2015)
Meet the Speed Sisters, the first all-female race-car driving team in the Middle East, NEW YORK TIMES (30 Nov 2015)
Attention, Documentarians: 8 Essential First-Time Filmmaking Tips, INDIEWIRE (13 Nov 2015)