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Jess Kohl is a filmmaker and photographer whose work often focuses on the fringes of society, where she seeks to amplify voices globally that have historically not been heard.  Her directorial work marries a raw, intimate style with a focus on global youth culture and marginalized communities.  With a revealing and personal style, she creates strong emotional narratives that explore the intersection of culture, religion and gender non-conformity across the globe, both in film and photography.

Jess’ work shows a clear talent for crafting films that document those searching for acceptance in their communities, whether they be stemming from religious, racial, or cultural identity.  Her distinctive style and talent for capturing nuanced and authentic moments have naturally led to her working in advertising, creating poignant commercial spots for clients that brave this territory.

Selected works