Jess Waters | Script Revolution
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Jess Waters
Los Angeles, United States

Jess Waters writes stories about queerness, blackness, family, and all the ways that people on the margins of society can find healing and family. Building on her childhood growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, she aims to create characters like herself and those who nurtured her growth as a writer. As a queer Black woman, Jess understands how and why representation matters, and makes it her purpose in life to fight for the opportunity to tell stories like her own, especially stories that detail young Black women’s coming of age in dynamic and compelling ways. Jess has won numerous screenwriting awards including Official Selections at WeScreenplay’s Diverse Voices Competition and Shore Scripts Screenplay Competition. In order to hone her craft, she has taken up freelance opportunities as a screenplay analyst for film festivals and continues to pursue projects from independent production companies that are run by women looking to make their mark on Hollywood. Jess is determined to use that platform as a tool for change. 

If you would like to direct/produce one of my short films, please get in touch with me as soon as possible! If you're interested in reading TV pilots or Features, feel free to reach out as well. 

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Scripts By Jess

The Mourning After
Archie and Tracy attempt to support their daughter, Alexis, as she deals with survivor's guilt due to continued media coverage of police brutality.
Short Drama, Family For sale 9pp
The Weigh Station
On her last cross-country trucking route, Amelia is startled by the daunting realization of what she's really transporting and forced into an unruly game of cat and mouse.
TV Pilot Action, Drama, Sci-Fi For sale 60pp
Empty Spaces
Two sisters struggle with the loss of their father and wonder if and how they can move on.
Short Drama, Family Under Option 8pp
11 readers love this script
Butterscotch
A recently widowed father puts his parenting skills to the test when his 11-year-old daughter gets her period.
Short Family Under Option 10pp
4 readers love this script
A Lesson On Dying
In order to face her dying mother, Pearl must learn to embrace the much-needed lessons from her father, before it's too late.
Short Drama Under Option 15pp
3 readers love this script
Val
After a sexual assault derails her career, Val takes her first steps toward reclaiming her life.
Short Drama Under Option 8pp
Build
Theo's a reclusive writer who goes to her father's cabin to get away from her jaded life, but Rosa shows up, and she doesn't quite know what to do with a woman carrying a shotgun.
Short Drama Available for Free 20pp
1 reader loves this script
Gravel Wounds
Felicia is a recovering alcoholic trying to figure out if she has what it takes to be a mother again.
Short Drama Produced 10pp
7 readers love this script
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