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

Jess Waters is a Black non-binary writer who writes stories about queerness, blackness, family, and all the ways that people on the margins of society can find healing and family. Building on their childhood growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, they aim to create characters like themself and those who nurtured their growth as a writer. As a queer Black person, Jess understands how and why representation matters, and makes it their purpose 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. Additionally, Jess is a part of the Artistic Standard TV 2020-2021 mentorship program where they are expanding their craft under their mentor Geno Brooks (founder of ASTV). 

If you would like to direct/produce one of my short films, please get in touch with me as soon as possible! I'm also hoping to work with other creatives on web series or feature content.

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Scripts By Jess

A memory retrieval specialist risks her career when a stranger asks to recover memories that they had deleted 10 years prior.
Short Sci-Fi For sale 10pp
2 readers love this script
After failing to capture her corporate dreams, 38-year-old Zora returns home where she is faced with her aging father’s hoarding and a struggle to make her homecoming matter.
Short Drama For sale 10pp
1 reader loves this script
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
A recently widowed father puts his parenting skills to the test when his 11-year-old daughter gets her period.
Short Family Available for Free 10pp
5 readers love this script
Read Review by B. S. Carter
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 Available for Free 15pp
3 readers love this script
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
2 readers love this script
Five Fremont High students must choose between a Christian support group and expulsion as they navigate the tumultuous landscape of their conservative small town.
TV Pilot Drama In development 60pp
After a sexual assault derails her career, Val takes her first steps toward reclaiming her life.
Short Drama In development 10pp
Empty Spaces
Two sisters struggle with the loss of their father and wonder if and how they can move on.
Short Drama, Family Produced 15pp
11 readers love this script
Read Review by Linda Hullinger
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