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Jessica dela Merced

| April 28, 2016

NYU

Jess dela Merced Jess dela Merced is a Filipino-American writer/director from San Francisco with an MFA from the NYU Graduate Film Program, where she received the 2012 Spike Lee Fellowship and the Lorraine Hansberry Arts, Performance, and Media Award. In 2011, she was selected for a unique writing internship created by Chris Rock at Comedy Central. She was a San Francisco Film Society FilmHouse screenwriting resident and one of IFP’s Emerging Storytellers in 2014-2015.

Her award-winning thesis film Hypebeasts was written under the mentorship of Spike Lee. 

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Hypebeasts

Hypebeasts

A boy’s desire for a coveted pair of sneakers is quickly replaced when racial tensions explode in line. A short film by Jess dela Merced.

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