WIFVNE’s May Member Spotlight is on Jess Barnthouse -Co-Owner/Director of Video Production at Wicked Bird Media
What’s the best part about your work?
I work with a variety of different clients so every day gives me new ways to be creative.
What challenges do you think you’ve faced in this industry?
Most of my work is either commercial or for broadcast television. It would be AMAZING to get more films to come to Boston.
How long have you been a WIFVNE Member?
I first joined when I moved to Boston in 2008 and I signed up for the mentor program.
What advice would you give to a new female filmmaker?
Find a mentor and learn as much as you can from them. I once heard someone say that if you’re still bragging about work you did three years ago, you’re doing something wrong. This is an industry where we need to be constantly learning and growing our skills and getting better. So film stuff all the time and get feedback.
What goals do you have for this year?
I would like to have a rough cut of my feature-length documentary finished! My co-director and I have been working on it for over three years now and are knee deep in post-production.
Upcoming Events or Announcements? What are you working on?
The documentary we’re in post on follows a horror movie star who now lives in Maine and runs an all-natural children’s toy company from his house with his wife and three kids. But he wants to return to horror acting! Find out more at www.wickediscoming.com
Find Jess on her website: www.wickedbirdmedia.com