El Diablo Des Cadaques

Jonathan Crayford, 2013.

“El Diablo Des Cadaques” is an independently produced original opera by creator Jonathan Crayford that was filmed all around the globe. I was script supervisor for the NYC portion of the shoot.


The Faithful

Jessica Leigh Phillips Films, 2010.

‘The Faithful’ is an experimental assemblage documentary film that focuses on the phenomenon of faith. Written produced and edited by Jessica Phillips.

View my other experimental films and surreal comedies HERE.

Exodus to Dimension 11

Somnium Cinema, Chicago 2010

Exodus to Dimension 11‘, is a sci-fi short dealing with inter-dimensional travel and forbidden love. Another film produced by my company and shot in the snowy expanses of Michigan’s upper peninsula. Once again, I was responsible for Art Direction and Costume Design. This film in particular required extensive special effects and specialty costumes–to this day, one of my most challenging accomplishments.

It Started With Lights

Somnium Cinema, Chicago 2009

‘It Started With Lights‘ is a cerebral sci-fi film dealing with the bond between two young brothers and the mystery of the stars. Produced by my own company, I was responsible for Art Direction and Costume Design, while my colleague and business partner Curtis Anthony Williams directed. This shoot had some tricky special effects involving an alien meteor falling to the country side.


Love in Chains

Columbia College Directing III, 2007.

On ‘Love in Chains’, I was the director, Melissa Marlette’s personal assistant. Essentially her right arm, I had a variety of roles from pre-production through post, that included assistant producing, casting, finding crew, and PA work on set.


For Your Viewing Pleasure

Welcome friendly viewers! Come in, sit a while, put your feet up and take a short break from reality.

This is the world of Jessica Leigh Phillips: Brooklyn-based writer, filmmaker, and artist with a love for all things fantastical, eccentric, or one of a kind.

A few years ago, I packed up my belongings and my fat, orange tabby cat and moved from Chicago (where I went to film school) to New York City in search of opportunities I knew I wouldn’t find in the mid-west. Since then, my life has been a whirl-wind of projects and inspiration; experiences good and bad that have made me stronger and helped me hone my craft.

This blog is dedicated to the various films, television projects and webisodes I have worked on over the past several years in a variety of ways–from art department to writing and directing, development to post production. The films range in style, but share a common ingredient: a hint of the magical.

The world of film has been my dream since I was a kid; come along on my journey, from past films to future projects.


Think Big!

Think Big!