Jacqueline Xerri is a writer and director from Long Island, New York and now resides in Brooklyn. She received a BFA from the College of Motion Picture Arts at Florida State University. Her past work includes When She Speaks (2019) which premiered at National Film Festival for Talented Youth and is nominated for the ACS Student Heritage award, Teen Night (2018) which was nominated for Best Long Island Film at the Long Island International Film Expo and Ruckzuck (2017), an official selection of the American Documentary Film Festival.
Her past experiences along with some of her favorite directors, Andrea Arnold and David Lynch, have inspired her work and her desire to tell immersive and daring coming-of-age stories.
She recently assistant edited the feature documentary, Don't Try to Understand: A Year in the Life of Earl 'DMX' Simmons, an official selection of the Tribeca Film Festival 2020.
Her new film, Monkey Bars, will premiere in early 2021. The film features Milly Shapiro (Hereditary) and is executive produced by Ethan Lazar (The Witch).