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Jessica Makinson is a writer, director, actor and voice-over artist based in Los Angeles. She is best known for her 15 seasons as a series regular on Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s Emmy Award winning SOUTH PARK.

As a writer, Makinson was involved at the developement level for series HALFWAY HOME. She then sold her first pilot, JENN JEFFRIES: PROFESSIONAL STALKER, to Comedy Central. Makinson’s first feature script DisPlaceMent was twice a second-round selection for the Sundance Screenwriters Lab 2020/2021 and a quarter-finalist in the ScreenCraft Film Fund Fall 2019.

As a director, her first short, SKIN, premiered at Fantasia Film Festival with the all-female-directed block of genre shorts, BORN OF WOMAN, which went on to tour at festivals around the world. Her second short, SEXXY DANCER, premiered at Marfa Film Festival and earned a rave review from Vogue: “Laughter bellowed through the audience during Jessica Makinson’s hilarious short film…” She is currently in post-production on her next short “The Sisters Lee” starring Janet Varney (Stan Against Evil), Michael Hitchcock (Best in Show), and Jeff Daniel Phillips (The Munsters)

Makinson has shadowed directors Michael Blieden (TVLand’s TEACHERS) and Tom Stern (Comedy Central’s CRANK YANKERS).

Known For
South Park, Halfway Home, Maron


Jessica Makinson
Action & Adventure Drama

In a drought ravaged Los Angeles, 25 years in the future, a woman in her 60’s is stubbornly one of the last holdouts living happily in her single-family home until the night she must defend herself against an intruder, killing them. Terrified, she seeking refuge in The Hive, a passive house of the future that houses thousands of humans in a carefully controlled environment, joining a way of life that she railed against in order to survive.