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

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

In 2016 Jesse did writers’ room placements with Matchbox Pictures (on the series Mustangs FC) and Every Cloud Productions (on the miniseries Seven Little Australians).

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, and her professional development is being funded by Screen NSW.

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Jesse with Athena Project mentors Felicity Packard, Gillian Armstrong and Kate McQuillen

© Jesse Blackadder 2017