Jesse Whitaker

Jesse Whitaker is a director with diverse abilities as a storyteller. In his decade of experience in the film & TV industry, Jesse has succeeded in a wide variety of genres: commercials, feature films, documentary, music videos, fashion, comedy, and more. Jesse received his film training at Emerson College in Boston and L.A., supplemented by advanced film study abroad in Paris and Prague. Since then he’s handled shoots in multiple continents and all across the U.S. for big-name clients from Apple to Nike, Ford to Target, Google to MTV.


His foundational industry experience included work alongside directors as the on-set editor, which helped to tune his sixth sense for coverage and timing. Now, as a director, Jesse brings unique skills to the set as a consummate team player, combining a keen eye for detail with a firm grasp of the big picture and a critical awareness of the ticking clock.