Short Films




April Showers

April Showers is a short comedy I cowrote and directed for Filmmaking III at UAB in Spring 2015. Co-writer and Producer: Kayla Gladney Director of Photography: David Love It was edited on Adobe Premiere Pro. Official Selection of the Lindsey Film Festival and Interurban Film Festival  

The March Quilts

In Spring 2015 I along with Kenzie Greer directed a documentary about The March Quilts project by the Bib & Tucker Sew Op. The project uses the narrative art of quilting to ensure that stories of the Civil Rights Movement are never forgotten. Conceptualized, filmed, and edited by Jessica Chriesman and Kenzie Greer Edited with … Continue reading The March Quilts

self portrait

Self Portrait is a reflective film made in the Memoir in Writing and Filmmaking course taught by Michele Forman and Kerry Madden-Lunsford in Fall 2014. Conceptualized, filmed, and edited by Jessica Chriesman Edited with Final Cut Pro X Official Selection of the ARTlightenment Art and Film Festival 2015, Sidewalk Film Festival 2016, George Lindsey Film Festival 2017, and Green … Continue reading self portrait


Taste is a film I created in UAB’s Filmmaking II class in Fall 2014 . We were charged with making a short, silent film using only our classmates as cast and crew. Music by Meridian. Written, directed, and edited by Jessica Chriesman Edited with Adobe Premiere Pro.