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Jessica S.

Albany, NY, USA

39 reviews

$850 - $1500 / Day


I’m the founder and filmmaker at Alita Films, a documentary production company. As a nonfiction visual storyteller, I create videos for a wide variety of brands, nonprofits, and news organizations. I’m always looking to tell true stories in new ways, from new and previously untold perspectives. I direct, produce, shoot and edit. My work for GE exploring 3D printing won the Best New Artist award at the Tongies. My first feature documentary Waiting for John, about the last surviving Cargo Cult, aired in PBS's award-winning Pacific Heartbeat series and screened in film festivals worldwide. With experience living and working internationally, I am comfortable with complex logistics, sensitive topics, and difficult situations. I’m inspired by the universalities in the human experience, counterintuitive notions, and the beauty found in the everyday.

Top Services

News Shooter / Video Journalist
26 reviews
Documentary DP
18 reviews
Video Editor - News
3 reviews


Top Reviews

  • October • 2019

    Jessica did incredible work for us with this project. We were crunched on time and having to adapt to changing situations, but Jessica stayed with it and got all the shots we needed and then some. We were incredibly grateful to have one of our best filmmakers on this piece and we look forward to working with her again soon.

    Ryan at 60 Second Docs
  • July • 2016

    Jessica was a pleasure to work with. The first delivered draft of her video was of professional quality and hardly required any changes, though she was willing and quick to make the requested revisions. I'd definitely recommend working with Jessica in the future.

    Brock at NBCUniversal
  • December • 2016

    Jessica is a total joy to work with & absolutely recommend her. She was precise, prompt, professional, diligent and she is a talented filmmaker. I will hire her again and again, for a multitude of reasons, but chief among them: she elevated the content.

    Dan at 60 Second Docs

Top Projects



  • 4K Camera
  • Action Camera
  • DSLR Camera


  • Directional Microphone
  • Lavalier Microphone


  • External Recorder
  • Shoulder Rig
  • Stabilizer

All Services

Production Support

  • Documentary DP
  • Commercial DP
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • Field Producer

Post Production

  • Video Editor - News
  • Video Editor - Documentary
  • Video Editor - Commercial


  • Fixer
  • Production Company