Jessica Magro is a proud Samoan-Maltese-Australian Producer and Director. She currently works at Ludo Studio managing Bluey's global publishing program working with BBC Studios and Penguin Random House, while producing independent works at her own production company Purple Carrot Entertainment focussing on Pasifika-Australian stories.
In 2021 she was selected as a Screen Producers Australia ‘Ones to Watch’ Producer and received the annual SPA/Screen Australia internship mentored by Liliana Munoz at Maximo Entertainment. The same year she produced and directed The Alexander Ball documentary for SBS showcasing Meanjin trans & Pasifika excellence through the emerging ballroom scene. The film is currently screening at various International film festivals including imagineNATIVE in Canada and competing at the 28th Red Nation International Film Festival in LA.
In 2023 Jessica was named a ‘2023 Rising Talent’ by IF Magazine, was selected as one of ten teams to participate in ABC’s ‘Fresh Blood’ initiative with Black-led comedy ‘Bad Ancestors’ and received Enterprise People Premium funding to travel to LA and complete a 6 month placement with Stampede Ventures.
Jessica currently has various scripted and unscripted projects in development with the hopes of increasing representation and visibility both in front and behind the camera for her Pasifika community by creating opportunities for Pacific Islander creatives to share their stories and build their capacity within the screen industry.
SCREEN FOREVER is proudly supported by the Queensland Government, through Screen Queensland.
Screen Producers Australia respectfully acknowledges the people of the Yugambeh language region, the traditional owners of the lands on which we met. We thank the traditional custodians for welcoming us all onto their lands.
We acknowledge and pay respects to them and all their descendants both past and present. We also acknowledge the many Aboriginal people from other regions as well as Torres Strait and South Sea Islander people who now live in the local area and have made an important contribution to the community.