JESSE ATLAS is a writer/director known for crafting high-concept, character-driven genre thrillers.
Jesse’s time-travel love story “Record/Play” exploded onto the festival circuit with screenings at Sundance, LA Film Festival,and Fantastic Fest, among countless others. The film was quickly snatched up as a feature adaptation at Focus Features with Atlas Entertainment producing.
Jesse also directed “Kinesthesia,” a chilling supernatural love triangle set in the world of modern dance. The film stars (and is choreographed by) Emmy-Winning dancer Travis Wall of “So You Think You Can Dance” fame.
Jesse’s latest mind-bending sci-fi film, “Let Them Die Like Lovers,” will kick-off its festival run at Fantastic Fest 2017.
Before moving into narrative, Jesse made the award-winning documentary “At The Green Line,” in which he was embedded with the Israeli Defense Forces in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. The film profiled several soldiers struggling with their roles as an occupying force.
In addition, Jesse wrote the upcoming feature documentary “Angels In Exile,” produced and narrated by Charlize Theron, about homeless youth in Durban, South Africa.
In addition to his writer/director credits, Jesse brings years of experience as an in-demand editor for high-profile commercials, music videos, and documentary features.