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Jessica S.

Albany, NY, USA40 reviews

$850 - $1500 / Day

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Top Services

  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    26 reviews
  • Documentary DP

    18 reviews
  • Video Editor - News

    3 reviews



  • DSLR or equivalent
  • GoPro or equivalent
  • 4K video camera


  • External recorder
  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic


  • Stabilizer
  • Shoulder rig
  • Lighting kit

About Jessica

I’m the founder and filmmaker at Alita Films, a documentary production company. As a nonfiction visual storyteller, I create videos for a wide variety of brands, nonprofits, and news organizations. I’m always looking to tell true stories in new ways, from new and previously untold perspectives. I direct, produce, shoot and edit. My work for GE exploring 3D printing won the Best New Artist award at the Tongies. My first feature documentary Waiting for John, about the last surviving Cargo Cult, aired in PBS's award-winning Pacific Heartbeat series and screened in film festivals worldwide. With experience living and working internationally, I am comfortable with complex logistics, sensitive topics, and difficult situations. I’m inspired by the universalities in the human experience, counterintuitive notions, and the beauty found in the everyday.

Top Projects

  • Tackling Infant Mortality in Mississippi

    • Documentary DP
    • Video Editor - News
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    Mississippi has the highest infant morality rate in the US. The main causes are linked to malnutrition and lack of access to healthcare information. Organizations like Cary Christian Center hope to improve the lives and odds of families by building relationships and providing mothers with guidance on health and nutrition. Because of this, Cary, MS has the lowest infant mortality rate in the state.

    Produced for NBCUniversal on Storyhunter

    July 2016

  • Roadkill Art

    • Documentary DP
    • Video Editor - News
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    Produced for National Geographic Partners LLC on Storyhunter

    February 2016

  • Panorama 2017

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Documentary DP

    The challenge of a Panorama video is to capture the global nature and overview of ICRC's work, while also telling intimate and personal stories. Interviews with the people ICRC helps are at the heart of this piece, while elements like a highlighted map, archival footage, and narration can show the breadth of work. Please see more about me on my profile and in the comments section of this pitch.

    Produced for International Committee of the Red Cross on Storyhunter

    December 2016

  • Death Penatly Interview

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Field Producer

    Interview about upcoming executions in Arkansas

    Produced for AJPlus on Storyhunter

    April 2017

  • Portland DP & Audio Tech with gear for Human Interest shoot

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    Produced for People Magazine Video Features on Storyhunter

    June 2017

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  • Field Producer
  • Commercial DP
  • Documentary DP
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist


  • Video Editor - Commercial
  • Video Editor - Documentary
  • Video Editor - News

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