Jess Ethan Outside 3 (1 of 1).jpg

I am an award-winning Writer & Director from Bristol, UK, who primarily focuses on Horror & dark genre films. In 2018, I graduated from the University of Gloucestershire with a First-Class Honours degree in Film Production. During my time there, I specialised in sound design and editing before gaining the confidence to pursue my main passion of writing and directing. I have worked on a variety of short films and projects, including Wither (2019), Standby (2018), & Sweetie (2018). In 2019, Wither was nominated for the prestigious 'Future Film Lab Award' at the BFI Future Film Festival.


In late 2018, I founded the dark-genre production company Terror Arcade (Ltd) with writer/producer Jess Bartlett, that I continue to make films under. I'm currently developing a range of feature-length screenplays and shorts to give you nightmares in the near future. My 0 budget lockdown short Stagnant won the Audience Choice Award in Arrow Video and Celluloid Screams' Horror Lockdown Competition in 2020. My second lockdown short Time Out has gained over 15 Million + views across all platforms! In 2021, I wrote & directed two episodes of The Haunted Museum for Discovery+.