Jessica De La Torre (she/they) Director/Producer is a first-generation Chicana director and producer with a background in journalism and experience video editing. Their work is focused on the sociopolitical issues that impact immigrant Latine communities.
Jessica currently works as a production coordinator for Thematic Campaigns and is in development to direct and produce their first feature film. Previously Jessica was an inaugural Jose Andres fellow for the 11th Hour Food and Farming Fellowship where they published journalistic work with Teen Vogue and produced a short documentary on teen farmworkers in the Central Valley of California. Their work has been published in Oaklandside, Teen Vogue and The Californian.
La Chef is Jessica's most recent completed short-documentary based in Mexico City on a female chef's gripping struggle against toxic masculinity and her transformative journey to redefine women's roles in the industry. It was exclusively invited to premiere at SF Film Doc Stories 2023 in the Identity vs. Ideology block in November and will be doing a festival run throughout 2024.
Jessica was raised in Salinas, California and earned their degrees in Journalism and Documentary Filmmaking at San Francisco State University and the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.