Season 2 Episode 9 – Jessica O’Keefe – Diverse Voices
Jessica O’Keefe is an award-winning writer, director, and producer. In 2009, Jessica and her husband, Ken O’Keefe, founded their small multi-media company Breatheasy Productions to create memorable media adventures that initiate social change. Jessica is a Theater and Film graduate from Santa Monica College and a graduate in Women’s Studies and LGBT Studies from UCLA.
Jessica and I discussed her films, her production company, her background, The Bechdel Test, diverse voices in film, diversity, her women’s group involvement, and lots of other topics. You can check out some of her work at Who is Jane Love?.
Jessica entered her experimental film, Abigail Threadless, into this year’s Experimental Film Fest. It stars Charissa Barton who also choreographed the film. Simply described as “A manifesto of hope,” Abigail Threadless is an introspective analysis of a woman’s desire to be free to grow, explore, and become.