Director Jessy Moussallem is a storyteller whose iconic imagery is both authentic and necessary.
Born and raised in Beirut, Moussallem pursued her inclination for storytelling at the Lebanese Academy of Arts with her graduation film winning first prize at the European Film Festival.
In 2017, Moussallem wrote and directed Roman – a music video for Mashrou’ Leila. The film included a cast of one hundred women in an ode to the strength and grace of Arab women. The film trended at #1 on YouTube, as well as garnering nominations at the UKMVAs & Cannes Glass Lions, winning Gold at the YDA, and being presented by Ridley Scott at the New Director’s Showcase as one of the 5 most inspiring films in 2017.
Moussallem followed the success of Roman with a video for Agoria’s Embrace which explores notions of heroism and sacrifice, and her part-documentary/part-fiction video Heart of Sky for Damien Lazurus. Her growing body of commercial work includes spots directed for Levi’s, SNCF, Acadomia and Médecins du Monde.
Moussallem's work is characterised by the rich, intimate stories she tells, the craft she displays, and the emotion it elicits.