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Jess Mone

Jess Mone was awarded a Micro Commission in 2014 for a film project called The Minotaur about Delilah, a young girl trapped in an unknown labyrinth world. Jess also took part in Cornerhouse’s third BFI Film Academy in 2014 and has since been part of the HOME Young Creatives team.

Q & A

Which living actor do you most admire?
As a huge fan of the young adult film genre, I am particularly fond of Jennifer Lawrence. She often plays strong female leads, particularly in The Hunger Games trilogy, inspires my own female characters in scripts and short stories. Not only is she a talented actress, but her interviews and persona suggest she’s a down to earth person who isn’t tainted by fame. I also really admire her interviews on female body image and think she’s a positive role model to all.

If you were stranded on a desert island, what one piece of music would you take?
My ultimate relaxing song is ‘Brothers on a Hotel Bus’ by Death Cab for Cutie. Its a gentle, acoustic piece that I listen to almost every night before going to sleep, and I definitely wouldn’t mind listening to it on repeat to keep me sane!

What are you most proud of?
When I was in high school I entered a short story competition. It has always been a dream of mine to write and be recognised in whatever form (fiction, poetry, script writing, etc.). Unfortunately I didn’t win but it didn’t phase me and I was (and still am) so proud of myself as it was published in the school’s short story anthology! It was the first time I had ever seen one of my pieces in print and was the best feeling in the world. This is closely followed by my Micro Commission win to create a short film based on my own story.

What’s your guiltiest pleasure? 

‘The Twilight Saga’ *sigh*. It was one of the first young adult series to really stick with me after the last page and I can always pick it up and find something I skipped over.