PRODUCER – ALEX REED
DIRECTOR – JAZZ THORNTON
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER & WRITER – CASS AVERY
Using the power of story to change our understanding of and response to suicide, Jessica’s Tree is a story that is filled with insight and revelation about what it is to be suicidal — and what you can do to help.
The 5 X 10 minute series is an ambitious narrative puzzle, told through the eyes of Jazz Thornton, a 22-year-old Film School graduate who lost her close friend Jess to suicide. For many years Jazz had been suicidal herself, and after her friend Jess took her own life, she knew she needed to tell Jess’s story. In Jessica’s Tree Jazz pulls together the threads of Jess’s story by re-connecting the people who came together over the last 24 hours of Jess’s life.
JESSICA’S TREE has won numerous awards including Copenhagen Webfest Best Documentary 2019, BEST WEB SERIES 2019 at the NZ Web Awards and BEST WEB SERIES 2019 at the NZTV Awards.