About Jessica (Jess) Hutchinson
“…a joy to behold.” Andrea Buck, Executive Producer (The Jammed)
“…truly talented.” Lucinda Bruce, Producer, Lady of the Light Productions (Evan Wood)
“…a true artist.” Michael Kostroff, actor (The Wire) and acting coach
“Her enthusiasm is infectious.” Dee McLachlan, Director and Producer (The Jammed)
“…one of the most talented and energetic actors and collaborators I know… Cannot recommend enough.” Kevin Powe, casting, Tavern of Voices
“Raw, vulnerable, and completely free. Jessica fully inhabits her characters and delivers vulnerable work with all aspects of her humanity. Can’t wait to see what she does next.” Jo Kelly, acting coach
“…fucking phenomenal.” Jack Plotnick, screen acting coach
“…a tremendous asset to any creative endeavour.” Tim Ferguson, DAAS
Jessica Hutchinson is an award winning actor, writer, director and producer based in Melbourne, Australia.
She has trained at Howard Fine Australia (with Shane Connor and Kevin Harrington), Michael Kostroff (Audition Psych 101) Impro Melbourne (Patti Stiles, Jason Geary), the Melbourne Actors Studio (Bruce Alexander), acting with Jo Kelly, screen acting with Jack Plotnick, and Meisner technique at Meisner Melbourne.
As co-producer, actor and writer on web series Strings Attached she won Best Dramedy and Best Web Series at the 2022 Seoul Web Fest. The international series was filmed remotely in 8 countries and 6 languages during the pandemic, and has won 10 awards and received an additional six nominations so far across the festival circuit.
Jessica is busy developing a number of feature films and series, and is passionate about challenging ageism, homophobia, racism and ableism in the screen industry.
Jess has worked as an actor for over a decade across theatre, film and television, including beloved sitcom Fergus in Hell and comedy series El Poder del Ninja Panda. She wrote for the sketch series The DJ Experiment, and co-wrote and produced the film The Séance.
Beyond film and television, Jess is also experienced in motion capture performance, and was voiceover talent for video games Dead Static Drive, StormRend and Puzzle Quest 3.
In 2019 Jess received a scholarship to train under Sue Maslin (Executive Producer, The Dressmaker, Japanese Story) at the Compton School’s Creative Leadership program. In 2021 Jess participated in AiF’s UNTAPPED program (part 1), and founded a filmmaking group centred on nurturing and advocating for diverse filmmakers.
Jess is dedicated to improving screen diversity and raising the voices and talents of underserved communities. She is an active member of Women in Film and Television (Victoria and Australia) and the Screen Vixens Victorian chapter.
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