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Jessica Sherif is an Algerian, French-Canadian and Spanish producer and director based in New York City. She channels her diverse background to tell engaging and impactful character-based stories that resonate across different perspectives and cultures.
On the documentary side, her recent work includes the NETFLIX documentary series Under Pressure: The U.S. Women's World Cup Team, which she co-created and executive produces alongside TIME Studios and Words + Pictures. She also co-created, directed and executive produced the two-part documentary series Right To Offend: The Black Comedy Revolution, along with TIME Studios and Kevin Hart's Hartbeat Productions. It premiered at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival and is currently airing on STARZ and on A&E in the US, and on CBC Gem in Canada.
On the narrative side, Jessica has produced and directed several short films that have screened at more than 30 festivals, and won prizes at Hollyshorts, Tallgrass, and more. In 2022, she was invited by the Tribeca Film Festival as a creator in their annual Creators Market. Previously, she was also a reader for Miramax for several years, reading screenplays, books and other materials to advise executives on which projects to move forward with.
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