Jessica Oreck makes projects large and small that instill a sense of wonder and invite viewers to question their natural world. Jessica’s award-winning first feature-length documentary, Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo, played theatrically around the world and aired on PBS’s Independent Lens series in 2011. One of her other most recent films, Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys is in the middle of a nationwide theatrical tour. She currently in production on several short animated projects, including the recently released web series, Mysteries of Vernacular.
Jessica considers her second home the American Museum of Natural History, where she had worked as an animal keeper and educator periodically since 2006.