JESSE ATLAS is a writer/director known for crafting high-concept, character-driven genre thrillers.
Jesse’s time-travel love story “Record/Play” exploded onto the festival circuit with screenings at Sundance, LA Film Festival,and Fantastic Fest, among countless others. The film was quickly snatched up as a feature adaptation.
Jesse’s latest mind-bending sci-fi short, “Let Them Die Like Lovers,” was a festival favorite atFantastic Fest 2017 and is an official selection of Tribeca Film Festival 2018.
Jesse also directed “Kinesthesia,” a chilling supernatural love triangle set in the world of modern dance. The film stars (and is choreographed by) Emmy-Winning dancer Travis Wall of “So You Think You Can Dance” fame.
Before moving into narrative, Jesse made the award-winning documentary “At The Green Line,” filmed on location in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. The film profiles several Israeli soldiers struggling with their roles as an occupying force.
In addition, Jesse co-wrote the upcoming feature documentary “Angels In Exile,” produced and narrated by Charlize Theron, about homeless youth in Durban, South Africa.
In addition to his writer/director credits, Jesse brings years of experience as an in-demand editor for high-profile commercials, music videos, and documentary features.
AARON WOLFE is a writer, storyteller, and podcast host known for telling intimate stories in grand contexts.
Aaron was born in New York City. Then he had to move. He doesn't like talking about it. He does like talking about movies, books, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, and things that make him nervous. He likes talking about that last one so much that his wife got sick of hearing about it and told him to either get on stage or shut up already.
It was at his first Moth Storytelling show that everything changed. Seeing people construct extraordinary narratives out of ordinary lives was absolutely eye opening. A few weeks later he got up on stage to tell his first story and a few weeks after that he won his first StorySLAM.
Now, Aaron hosts The Moth, and tells stories all over the country. His work's been featured on PBS, The Moth RadioHour, Risk!, The New York Times, and Slate Magazine. He teaches storytelling for PRX and Harvard, and hosts his own acclaimed podcast "First Time, Long Time" where he tells stories about sports for people who may not like sports.
But through all that, his first love is and has always been the moving picture. At the nexus of film and storytelling is screenwriting. Aaron still tells extraordinary stories about ordinary people, but now those stories are about time travel, body swapping, alienated soldiers, and possessed teenagers. Real people living through unreal events.
The medium is sometimes different but the goal is always the same: tell important stories that make you smile, tremble, and wonder -- usually at the same time.