RESUME

BRUSHES WITH RADNESS
FOUNDER/PRODUCER/EDITOR

03/2017-Present

Produced, wrote and directed comedic short Arnie Johnstone & The Vulva Tree.
- Won: ‘Grand Jury Best College Short’ at Gasparilla Int’l Film Festival 2018.
- Official Selection: Sarasota Film Festival 2018, Garden State Film Festival 2018.

Produced, wrote and directed horror/comedy short, Brown Evil.
- Nominated: ‘Best Short Screenplay’ at Nightmares Film Festival 2017.
- Official Selection: Coney Island Film Festival 2017, LUSCA Fantastic Fest 2017.

Produced, directed and edited Tell People, a digital video series on communication techniques for innovators, commissioned by GIANT Innovation.

GUNPOWDER & SKY DISTRIBUTION
ACQUISITIONS INTERN

09/2016 – 02/2017

Reviewed potential film acquisitions, evaluated them for quality, marketability and suitable distribution strategy and recommended outstanding content to the acquisitions department. 

Aggregated and analyzed news; ensured that the department stayed current on content, filmmakers, festival line-ups and important trends across the film and television industry. 

Researched competing distributors’ strategic focuses, previous titles and typical deal structures to help inform contract negotiations between G&S Distribution, content creators and digital platforms.

FREELANCE ACTOR

2007 - 2013

Broadway: The Addams Family (Principal Actor), Spring Awakening (Principal/Understudy)
TV: Gossip Girl, Army Wives, Mercy

©2018 by Jesse Swenson.