JSB FILMS

JSB Films is a London-based production company, founded in 2016, striving to tell stories that matter across fiction and factual, often blurring the boundaries between the two. We are proud to have worked with established and up-and-coming talent, in front of and behind the camera. Our journalistic inquisitiveness propels us towards untold, unusual stories, from around the world, that are bold, entertaining and demand to be told.

 

FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR  

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Jessica Benhamou writes, directs and produces across fiction and factual. 

She directed EMOTET VS THE WORLD POLICE, an upcoming episode of the cybercrime docuseries, HACKER:HUNTER, for the online streaming platform, Tomorrow Unlocked.  She is a director/producer on the docuseries, THE RIDGE, which is in funded development with Salon Pictures. She was recently awarded the UKJFF's inaugural Short Doc Fund to make a film about Sadeh, the UK's first Jewish farm. 

As a narrative writer/director, Jessica has made two shorts. LOVE IS A HAND GRENADE premiered at 2021 BFI Flare and has been selected so far for two further BAFTA and Academy Award qualifying festivals including Bolton. She was shortlisted for the 2021 Sky Arts RSL Writers Award for her dramedy TV pilot about a narcissist.

Jessica produced the BIFA-longlisted comedy feature, LOVE TYPE D (2019), which was picked up by Vertical Entertainment for US distribution. It won 'Best Screenplay' at RiverRun and was nominated for the Audience Choice Award at Edinburgh. 

Jessica studied Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, followed by a MA in Investigative Journalism at City University. 

CONTACT

Please do not hesitate to get in touch via jessica@jsbfilms.com to find out more. Jessica is represented by Natasha Salter and Nikhil Khosla, from Salt Partnership. For writing or directing inquiries, you can reach them on: 

 

natasha@saltpartnership.com

nick@saltpartnership.com 

For updates on projects and general musings, you can follow Jessica on Twitter or JSB Films on Instagram

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