I am a Professional Actress and Architecture Graduate seeking a career on the other side of the camera. Creativity has always been an intrinsic part of me and I hope to build on the skills I have learnt in the last few years to turn this passion in to a career.
Administrative processes include: processing the bookings and followup appointments on SAP (computer system); liaising with consultants, secretaries, patients and insurance companies; coding bookings i.e. annotating/dealing with medical terminology and specific operational requirements thus demanding a high level of accuracy and attention to detail whilst concurrently working at a rapid pace in order to meet the high demand. Due to being based on a busy ward, meant I was a central point of contact between various departments (Theatres, Nurses, Main Reception) which required me to be highly organised, time efficient and multi-task whilst under immense pressure. My role required a high level of patient contact, both in person and over the phone, thus demanded high levels of customer service in dealing with anxious/vulnerable/temperamental patients and or relatives/visitors.
Within the four weeks, I gained invaluable insight into the world and scope of PR; from the beginnings of a project to wrapping up a project for the client. My tasks ranged from researching into concepts, creating timelines and media lists using Gorkana, to collating media coverage and creating campaign summaries in Powerpoint. A highlight was securing interviews for candidates of the current series of The Apprentice. Beyond the The Apprentice, I worked on projects for clients such as Sky Atlantic, Pimm’s, Samsung and UKTV.
Under the direction of Mark McGann, I was involved in a series of comedic sales training videos following a group of employees who work in an electrical store. My character Lauren was the store manager and the epitome of a conscientious and diligent employee.
I took part in a short film promo entitled What Makes a Champion? in the lead up to the Euros 2016. The montage encourages people of all ages to pick up a football and includes elite European footballers.
Fatherson : Lost Little Boys - Music Video. https://youtu.be/dp2xgn7hQy8 A four day shoot on the Isle of Skye, where I portrayed the protagonist’s deceased girlfriend, Emily, in a series of flashbacks. Switch forward to present day, the protagonist Alex and his friend Rob are trekking across the Scottish Highlands to scatter Emily’s ashes. However, it transpires that Emily once had an affair with Rob which puts the whole mission in jeopardy. Testimonial - “Not only did Jessica give an excellent performance but she was an absolute delight to have on set. We were shooting in the Scottish Highlands - and amid the blustery, volatile conditions she remained an effervescent ball of happy energy. She really inhabited her character; I gave rough guidelines and she added many excellent flourishes of her own (including filling in a notebook in the guise of her character!). I can’t wait to work with her again.” - Daniel Marc Janes, Director
The Sound of London is a short film I was involved in which recently played at The Vaults, Waterloo. The narrative follows a young, struggling sound engineer, Jason, who has been given the ultimate project to revive his career. My role was the protagonist’s girlfriend, Emily, who is somewhat of an obstacle to Jason’s endeavors. She desperately seeks Jason’s attention and urges him to think realistically and practically about their future.
Modules included: Singing, Group Singing, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Voice, Speech, Alexander Technique, Movement, Classical & Contemporary Text, Acting for Camera (This module involved a short film project where I gained experience in location scouting, preparation of props, assistant directing, continuity, clapper and runner.)
Modules included: Studio Work/Portfolio, Structures, Construction, Environment, History, Theory and Law, Management & Practice. Dissertation : Through the analysis of J.R.R. Tolkein’s novel - The Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson’s cinematic adaptation, and the practical implications of the film on the existing landscape of New Zealand, the purpose of the dissertation was to highlight the potential that the field of Ecocriticism (specifically Ecocinema), has to offer with regards to relieving or resolving contemporary issues surrounding nature and the environment. I successfully led a team in producing the winning design for a combined architectural and engineering project in my third year at Cambridge University. The project aims were to design a flood resistant school in Zambia. The final proposal “Bamboyant,” was submitted and considered by UNICEF.