• Jess Engel

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  • Synopsis


    “Being nimble as a storyteller is so important - especially right now when everything is changing so rapidly.” Jess Engel

    Jess is an award-winning, multidisciplinary producer focused on blending storytelling with art and technology. As founder at Crimes of Curiosity, her recent mixed-reality projects include BREATHE (Sundance 2020), PERSUASION MACHINES (Sundance 2020), and the groundbreaking SPHERES (2018), which won the Gran Prix in VR at the Venice Film Festival in 2018.

    Her work has been shown around the world at major festivals and institutions, including Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca, Cannes, Venice, Telluride, NYFF, MIT, and Art Basel. Jess is a 2018 Emmy Awards Finalist. She is a participating producer of the Sundance Institute's inaugural "Future of Culture" Initiative and is a member of the Guild of Future Architects. She has been a Sundance New Frontier fellow and advisor.