Jess Bartlett is an award-winning writer/producer based in South West England. She has produced a large number of short films including two BBC Arts and ACE funded projects, one of which is streaming on BBC iPlayer. She has also produced award-winning spooky shorts 'Time Out' (2020), 'Stagnant' (2020), 'Wither' (2019), and critically-acclaimed musical 'Dearly Departed' (2018).
In 2021, Jess earned her first professional writing credit on the horror TV series 'The Haunted Museum' (2021) produced by Eli Roth and Zak Bagans. Her episode 'Monster in the Machine' co-written with writer/director Ethan Evans is available to watch on Discovery+.
Jess is currently working as a writer on a new horror series for Discovery+ with Ethan.
In late 2021, Jess and Ethan's short horror script 'Pegs' won the Clubhouse Horror Anthology competition - a prestigious scriptwriting contest that has commissioned their script to be made into a short segment. Ethan and Jess will be shooting their segment in 2022 as part of Screen Anthology's second feature anthology.
As a Production Company Director at Terror Arcade, Jess is currently in development for multiple projects, including the early development of their debut feature film. Their latest short 'Time Out' went viral online, accumulating over 25+ million views across platforms.
Jess worked as an Assistant Producer/Post Production Coordinator at Calling The Shots in 2021 and completed the BFI New Producers Lab in November 2020. She is currently a mentor on the 2022 BFI Creative Mentoring programme.
Jess graduated from the University of Gloucestershire in 2018 with a First Class Honours Degree in Film Production with an additional 'School of Media Annual Creativity Prize'.