Jessica M. Thompson is an Emmy-nominated Australian writer, director, producer and editor who resides in New York City. Thompson made her feature directorial debut with "The Light of the Moon", which had its world premiere at the South by Southwest (SXSW) film festival in March 2017, where it won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature Film. "The Light of the Moon", starring Stephanie Beatriz, Michael Stahl-David, and Conrad Ricamora, was acquired by Imagination Worldwide and had a successful limited theatrical release in November-December 2017.
In 2010, Thompson founded Stedfast Productions, a collective of visual storytellers. She edited Cheryl Furjanic's award-winning documentary, "Back on Board: Greg Louganis", which premiered on HBO in August 2015. Thompson has also worked as an editor with Academy Award-nominated filmmakers, Liz Garbus and Edet Belzberg, and has written and directed several award-winning short films.