Jessica Bradford is an award-winning writer and director based in Vancouver, Canada.
Jessica has spent over a decade in the industry as a writer, director and producer. Her award-winning films include: When I Was Seven, The Telescope, Winter Sun and The Restlessness of Water. Currently she teaches in the Writing Department of the Vancouver Film School, UBC Okanagan online, and is a Programmer for the Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth.
She is a graduate of Canadian Film Centre’s Director’s Lab and an alumna of the Women In the Director’s Chair Program. She holds a M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and a diploma in Film Production from Vancouver Film School. Jessica’s films have won numerous awards including a Canadian Screen Award, several B.C. Leo Awards and the Kodak Image Award for Excellence in Visual Storytelling. They have been invited to festivals around the world, have screened in theatres in front of feature films and been broadcast on TV. Her first short film, When I Was Seven is one of only 12 films selected from all over the world to be archived in the John Van Duzer Children’s Film Collection owned by the Toronto International Film Festival Group. It was also selected to tour with the British Film Institute in 2003.
Jessica grew up in Cambridge England, which resulted in a love for choral music, riding bicycles, and drinking beer - not necessarily in that order, though possibly all at the same time.
She recently participated in Women In The Directors Chair Story and Leadership Programme at the Whistler Film Festival and is currently developing a youth action-adventure feature film.