Jess Kohl is a filmmaker and photographer whose work often focuses on the fringes of society, where she seeks to amplify voices globally that have historically not been heard.

After graduating from Central Saint Martins with 1st class honours, followed by an MA in Cinematography at Goldsmiths, she has directed several award winning short films, including One Word Media Award nominated Nirvana (2018), the Grierson nominated Disciples (2021), and A Mouthful of Petrol (2022) which had it’s World Premiere at IDFA, and won Best Documentary Short at CamerImage, qualifying it for the 94th Academy Awards. Her work has been published in British Journal of Photography, Dazed, Another Magazine, Nowness, The Face, Vogue, i-D and many more.

Jess’ distinctive directorial voice and talent for capturing nuanced and authentic moments has led her to work on commercials, creating poignant campaigns for clients such as Nike, Google, and WhatsApp .

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