Sundance Creative Distribution / Manager of Research and Education
Jess Fuselier is a community outreach, marketing, and data specialist living in Los Angeles, California. She recently joined the Creative Distribution Initiative as manager of research and education. At Sundance Institute Jess works to cultivate meaningful insights rooted in data transparency, in order to create resources that impact the sustainability of the independent film community at large. Originally a Texan with an early career as a professional ballet dancer, she concentrated her love of people, technology, and social purpose towards helping filmmakers target and engage their audience. She pioneered a community outreach program to connect film sets across the U.S. with the communities in which they operate and led efforts to support critical non-profit community service providers. An experienced coder, she has worked for several early-stage companies in Austin, and co-founded Young Women Who Code, teaching elementary age girls the building blocks of STEM education.