Headshots by Brian McConkey
Jessica Hardy has produced short and feature film content since 2006. The work touches on themes of cultural discord, gender stereotypes, and oppressive societal expectations.
Carried Away, Hardy's most recent body of work is a feature screenplay about a mother daughter relationship and self forgiveness. Using humor and poetic characters, the film will relate to women across generations.
Nicole Holofcener, Judd Apatow, the Cohen Brothers, and the work of Tom Twyker have been large influences.
Hardy often watches human behavior in particular settings and then takes time to let it settle into an idea and eventually, perhaps, a script. Characters are written based on real people and then embellished. Pieces of the story are taken from different experiences and interactions. The goal is to take the truth or pain and make it palpable, find the irony, accept it and eventually laugh at at it.