About Me

Jessica Cruz is a Northwest based South Asian actress and filmmaker. After studying Film Production at Cal State Northridge, Jessica shifted her focus from behind to camera to working in front of the camera. She has been heavily active in Washington's film community acting in several indie/short films, local commercials, and corporate videos. She has also been involved in the theatre community, working with artists in NextFest at 5th Ave Theatre and ACT Theatre's week long One Coast Collaboration Festival to bring new plays and musicals to the public. Along with Production Assisting on Mary Lambert's Music Video shoot for "I'd Be Your Wife", and the award-winning indie feature, "The Alliance".

Currently, Jessica is Producing a feature film, RIP Trip, in which she will also be acting in as one of the lead roles. The movie is set to film in Washington State in 2021. 

When not acting, Jessica loves to decorate for the holidays, travel, and binge-watching her favorite shows.

Film

The Concurrence  -  Lead

Dir: Esha More

       *Official Selection - Sight+Sound Film Festival (Los Angeles, CA)

       *Official Selection - Tasveer South Asian Film Festival (Seattle, WA)

       *Official Selection - Pune International Film Festival (Pune, India)

Crumble  -  Lead

Dir: Kit Boyer

Snap  -  Lead

Dir: Emily Haugstad​

Event Planners  -  Lead

Dir: Freeman Marshall

No Means No  -  Lead

Dir: Barbara MacDonald

Bound  -  Supporting

Dir: Australia Kincannon

Dearly Departed  -  Supporting

Dir: Erik Franklin

Franklin-Husser Entertainment

Burn It All  -  Supporting

Dir: Brady Hall

Wandering Dragon Productions

Dead Immortal  -  Supporting

Dir: Zakk Denton

      *Best Student Film Finalist - Oniros Film Awards

Terra Incognita  -  Supporting

Dir: Nicole McMurray

Fraud  -  Supporting

Dir: Camille Winslow

      *Official Selection - Seattle Transmedia & Indie Film Festival

Politically Motivated: Part 1  -  Supporting

Dir: Tempest Wisdom

Glass Iris Studios

Casting Call  -  Supporting

Dir: Ron Davalos

Game Development the Musical  -  Supporting

Dir: Kian Naderi 

The Other Side of Time  -  Supporting 

Dir: Barbara MacDonald

Empties  -  Supporting

Dir: Chris Keating

New Media

An Unlikely Insurgency  -  Series Regular

Dir: Kathie Kelly 

      *Official Selection - Seattle Transmedia & Indie Film Festival

Cycle of Ash   -  Co-Star

Dir: Lawrence Iriarte

Industrial

Savers/Value Village Training Videos  -  Principal

Value Village

My SEIU Benefits Training Videos  -  Principal

775 Benefits Group

Starbucks Brand Prototype  -  Principal

Dir: Aaron Rhodes

Pixvana

Social Situations, Anxiety  -  Principal

Dir: Aaron Rhodes

Pixvana/Limbix

Emergency Medicine in the Dental Office  -  Principal

Dir: Will Hunter

HealthFirst

AWS Customer Film  -  Principal

Dir: Clayton Talmon

Amazon

Amazon AWS Brand Pitch  -  Principal

Dir: Christopher Harrell

Electric Sheep

BookNerd Problems Webisodes  -  Principal

Dir: Brady Hall

HarperCollins Publishers

Commercial

Books  -  Principal

Dir: Sig Pikul

Thriftbooks

What Are You Writing Today  -  Principal

Grammarly

Thanksgiving Turkey Challenge  -  Principal

ChefSteps

Print

Lifestyle Shoot  -  Model

Photographer: Kristian Marson

Starbucks

Theatre

Mind Over Matter  -  "Can You Hear Me" Monologue

Dir: Tayo Talabi

Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center

       *Originated 

Bell, Book and Candle​  -  Gillian

Dir: Leigh Kennicott

Cal State Northridge

Tyger, Tyger  -  Samantha

Dir: Kim Dutrow

Gary Soren Smith Center

       *Originated - Lead

Poetic License​  -  Celina

Dir: Bodhi Kim-Foulk

Gary Soren Smith Center

       *Originated - Lead

Tumble Dry Low​  -  Shayn

Dir: Alex Loder

Gary Soren Smith Center

       *Originated - Lead

Plan B  -  Trish

Dir: Marshall Duffy

Gary Soren Smith Center

       *Originated - Supporting

Training

Cold Reading and Audition Technique

Bonnie Root

Commercial Acting

Terry Berland

Private Coaching

Terry Berland

Voiceover I and II

Bradetta Vines & Shana Pennington-Baird

Seattle Voice Academy

Masterclass Advanced Actor Ed. 

Angela DiMarco & David Hogan 

Mighty Tripod Acting Studio

Advanced On Camera Acting

Tim True & Eryn Goodman

Fighting for the Stage & Screen

Jared Kirby​

CTA Academy

Camera Auditioning

Jodi Rothfield​

Scene Study & Character Development

Angela DiMarco & David Hogan​

Mighty Tripod Acting Studio

On Camera Acting Foundations

Angela DiMarco & David Hogan

Mighty Tripod Acting Studio

Singing Lessons (Ongoing)

Jaclyn Stapp​

Kaleidoscope School of Music

Meisner Level 1

Lisa Skvarla​

Playhouse NW Acting School

Private Coaching (Ongoing)

Angela DiMarco & David Hogan​

Mighty Tripod Acting Studio

On Camera Auditioning

Karen Maseng

Improv 100 & 200

Jessica Robins & Jaclyn Schuenzel​

Unexpected Productions

Acting with Text

Meg McLynn​

Freehold Theatre Lab & Studio

Special Skills

Fluent in Hindi, Improv, Whistler, Retail Experience, Great with Kids, Cartwheels, Hula Hoop, Human Statue, Basic Driving, Bowling, Hop Scotch, Jogging, Jump Rope, Running, Cycling (General), Singing (Alto, Mezzo-Soprano), Voiceover

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