Jess + Moss is a feature film that premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. I served as an executive producer and co-writer of the screenplay for the film. It was shot on 16mm film at my grandmother’s tobacco farm in Lynn Grove, Kentucky.
"a portrait of the freshness and vulnerability of youth"
"a mosaic of pieces that combine to form a quietly shattering whole"
The film screened at nearly forty film festivals around the world, including Sundance, The Berlinale, Hong Kong International, and Melbourne International, and captured a number of awards including the prize for Best Feature at the 2011 Fresh Films Fest in Prague, the best narrative feature at the 2011 Dallas International Film Festival; and the Best Tennessee feature at the 2011 Nashville Film Festival.
LOS ANGELES TIMES
"a poetic first feature"
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"a bracing jolt from the usual film experience"
"this art cinema gem...conveys a magical place's timeless quality"
THE VILLAGE VOICE
“A beguilingly languid collection of sense impressions
achingly sad and surpassingly lovely”
THE OXFORD AMERICAN
"a perfect matching of visual artistry and groovy storytelling"
"an experimental tone poem of a feature, which moves to the dreamy, meandering rhythm of summertime itself"