Janessa St. Pierre

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  • Country:   Canada
  • Province/State:   British Columbia
  • City:   Vancouver, BC
  • How do you Identify?:   I am a queer Black woman
  • Age:   22
  • Field of Work:   Fiction/Scripted and Other
  • Union:   Non-Union
  • Interested In:   TV Writing Room, Directing TV For Hire, Directing Film/Digital for Hire, Directing Music Videos/Commercials, Developing my own Film/TV/Digital Material, For-Hire Work, and Shadowing
  • Recent Credits:   The Body Rememberers When The World Broke Open(Art), Resident Alien (PA), The Magicians (PA), Holborn Home Development Commercial (PD), London Drugs Christmas Commercial 2019 (Art)...
  • Favourite Movies:   Do the Right Thing, Daughters of the Dust, Matilda, Get Out, Us, Sorry To Bother You, and more I’m forgetting!
  • Favourite TV Shows:   Insecure, A black lady sketch show, Brooklyn 99, The Good Place, Euphoria..more I’m forgetting because I watch too much TV.
  • Contact Information:   (514)774-6959, janessastpierre@gmail.com
  • Link:   https://instagram.com/janessastpierre?igshid=1jiz7c411v6kd


Hey! I’m Janessa. I’m born and raised in Vancouver. I went to post secondary at Concordia University for Film Studies then to Capilano University for the Motion Picture Arts Program for two years. I started working in the industry here in Vancouver right after I finished my second year at Capilano. I wrote a short called “Think Again” that was produced my second year at Capilano and got prized with Best Short at the iGen Youth Awards in Miami. I also have experience working as a Set Dresser/ Art Assistant on Multiple commercials and independent films including “The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open.”


I was doing PA work for steady experience and income but my passion lies with directing and screenwriting and production design. I aim to tell stories that highlight complex black narratives, focusing on black women and black non binary folks who often don’t get to be the main character. I aim to write and create with like minded individuals over the years with hopes to direct my own short stories and turn those short stories into features. I use storytelling and film as my “activism” you can say. I want to make a difference out there and I believe unique stories have a special way of doing that.