Jessica Congdon has been a filmmaker for nearly 20 years. She is a storyteller at heart and brings a natural approach to her work. She is currently directing a food and travel TV series entitled places + plates, and is in post-production on her short documentary film Empire on Main Street. She recently co-wrote and edited the award-winning documentary Dolores with director Peter Bratt, which premiered in the 2017 Sundance Documentary Competition.
She produced, wrote & edited the documentary films The Mask You Live In and Miss Representation with Jennifer Siebel Newsom. The films premiered at Sundance in 2011 and 2015. Prior to that, she co-directed and edited the documentary Race To Nowhere. Other editing work includes the documentaries Speed and Angels, Motherland, The Bronzer, and the narrative features Big Girls Don’t Cry and Sundance award-winner Dopamine.
Jessica is a founding editor and director at Umlaut Films in San Francisco. Her commercial clients have included eBates, Microsoft, Skype, Google, Nike, Visa, Humana, Salesforce, and Shutterfly. Her work has received AICE editing awards, the One Show Award, and Cannes Lions awards. She grew up in Washington, D.C., received her degree from UC Berkeley, and studied film at the Art Institute of Chicago. She lives in the Bay Area with her family.