Bicoastal production and post company Greenpoint Pictures has signed director Jesse Heath for US representation.
Born in Brighton and based in Los Angeles, director Jesse Heath puts authenticity at the forefront of his work without compromising compelling narratives, striking visuals and powerful performances. His aesthetic is heavily influenced by his homeland of England, as he likes to combine the gritty, raw nature of British cinema with the hyper stylized production value of American features.
Heath’s approach to filmmaking is immersive and he’s not afraid to roll up his sleeves and get his hands dirty doing whatever it takes to capture his vision and tell a story. His films have premiered on Dazed, Hypebeast, Oyster and i-D Magazine, and his most recent short films, Sola and Little Rats, received Vimeo Staff Picks.
“Jesse’s work immediately stood out,” says Jordana Freydberg, Executive Producer, Greenpoint Pictures. “He combines an edgy, real sensibility with a strong emphasis on storytelling, characters and art direction. His work ethic and passion for filmmaking fits into the fabric of our company seamlessly and we can’t wait to introduce him to the commercial and branded world.”
Heath grew up painting graffiti, which became the catalyst for his future love of filmmaking. He began documenting himself and his friends as they made their mark in various cities. Completely self-taught, he started to push the look of his films and explore different techniques for capturing these clandestine efforts.
At the age of 19, Heath moved to San Francisco to become a printmaker. It wasn’t long before people started noticing his filmmaking, and he landed his first job shooting content for a local motorcycle shop.