Jessie Nelson (filmmaker)
Jessie Nelson is an American film producer, director, and writer.
Her first feature was Corrina, Corrina which she wrote, directed, and produced. It starred Whoopi Goldberg and Ray Liotta. She went on to write, direct, and produce I Am Sam with Sean Penn. Jessie received the Stanley Kramer Award from the Producers Guild. She began her directing career with the award-winning short, To The Moon Alice, which starred Chris Cooper. Her most recent film is Love the Coopers (2015), starring a large ensemble cast, including Diane Keaton, John Goodman, and Alan Arkin.
She co-wrote Stepmom and The Story of Us, and co-wrote and produced Because I Said So and produced Fred Claus based on a bedtime story she would tell her daughter. In 2014 she produced Danny Collins which starred Al Pacino and Annette Bening.
She wrote the Broadway musical adaptation of the movie Waitress with music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles, directed by Diane Paulus, which made its world premiere at the American Repertory Theater in Boston. She is also co-writing the musical Alice By Heart with Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik.
She is married to director Bryan Gordon.
|1991||To the Moon, Alice||Short, writer and director|
|1993||So I Married an Axe Murderer||Actress|
|1994||Corrina, Corrina||Writer, director, and producer|
|1999||The Story of Us||Writer and producer|
|2001||I Am Sam||Writer, director, and producer|
|2007||Because I Said So||Writer and producer|
|Fred Claus||Story and producer|
|Love the Coopers||Writer, director, and producer|