Jean Geraldine Pesce began her filmmaking career as an intern on Todd Solondz’s Palindromes. From there, she went on to work in New York City as a Location Manager, Producer, and Editor. She is currently a MFA candidate at NYU - Tisch School of the Arts studying screenwriting and film directing.
Jean’s feature screenplay, a comedy called The Rovers, was a Finalist in the 2016 Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Comedy Competition, and was a Quarterfinalist in the The Academy Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting.
Jean is currently editing her NYU thesis film, a dark comedy called So You Like the Neighborhood, which will wrap filming in Summer 2017.
Jean’s pre-thesis film at NYU, Mr. Lamb, played at over thirty film festivals all over the world. It won the Audience Choice Award at the 2013 Williamsburg Independent Film Festival. Her next short, Queso Flameado, was in competition for the Grand Jury Prize at the Dallas International Film Festival in the Shorts Program. While a film student at Bard College, Jean directed two films, The Bard Space Program and The Foibles.
To pay the bills, Jean works as a Producer and Editor, most recently producing a Thesis Film called Maybe, in Moscow.
While living in New York, Jean was in a Brooklyn-based punk band called The Jean Geraldines, in which she sang and played guitar.
A native of San Francisco, Jean currently splits her time between Los Angeles and Brooklyn with her rescue dog, a Brussels Griffon named Henry.