Festival Year: 2022

Jesse Roesler

Roles: Director

Jesse Roesler is an Emmy and James Beard award-winning filmmaker whose work has moved millions via The Travel Channel, Food Network and The New York Times. His debut feature film ‘The Starfish Throwers’ was named “The Most Heartwarming Film of the Year” by The Huffington Post and won the James Beard Award for Best Documentary in 2016. His original web series, ‘Comfort Nation,’ for which he served as show runner and director helped Food Network launch their Facebook Watch presence in 2018 and earned nearly 20 million views on that platform. Recently, Jesse won a 2020 Daytime Travel and Adventure Emmy for his work as a writer on Discovery’s The Zimmern List and earlier in his career, was also a television writer for food icon Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre Foods.


Festival Year: 2022


Breaking Trail

(US, 2021, 30min)
Director: Jesse Roesler