Jesse is a developing screenwriter, adapting her own novels and writing original screen stories.

She is currently adapting Paruku The Desert Brumby into a feature film with Bangalow Pictures.

In late 2016 she was one of 12 women selected to develop her screenwriting career under The Athena Project, funded by Screen Australia’s Gender Matters: Brilliant Careers program.

In 2016 Jesse did writers’ room placements with Matchbox Pictures and Every Cloud Productions.

Jesse Blackadder 2015