FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR

Jessica Benhamou founded JSB Films in 2016 and strives to tell powerful stories blending creativity with journalistic inquiry. She writes, directs and produces across fiction and factual.

Jessica is  a director/producer on the documentary, THE RIDGE, with Salon Pictures. Her first feature as a producer, LOVE TYPE D (2019), premiered at Edinburgh International Film Festival, picking up 'Best Screenplay' at Oscar-qualifying Riverrun, 'Best UK Film' at BAFTA qualifying Manchester International Film Festival and 'Best Film' at DC Independent Film Festival. 

As a narrative writer/director, Jessica has made two short films. FAMILY TREE premiered at BAFTA-qualifying Manchester International Film Festival in March 2020, and LOVE IS A HAND GRENADE, starring Genesis Lynea (CASUALTY) and Saffron Hocking (TOP BOY) is about to begin its festival run. 

 

She has produced a string of festival shorts. Most recently, EVIE won 'Best Sci-Fi Short' at Academy Award qualifying Rhode Island Film Festival. Her films have been supported by the Cointreau Creative Crew Grant, the Genera Film Fund and Directors UK's Alexa grant (twice). 

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