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“I’ve got a thing for Schmucks”

Season 1 Episode 6

May 26, 2020


Jessie Kahnweiler

Writer, Director and Actress

Jessie Kahnweiler’s films have been featured everywhere from The New York Times to the Cannes Film Festival. She wrote, directed, and starred in The Skinny, a dark comedic series based on her 10-year relationship with bulimia. The Skinny was produced by Joey Soloway, Paul Young, and Refinery29. It premiered at Sundance and won a Webby for best series. Kahnweiler also developed Viagra Diaries for CW, Bump for ABC Digital, and staffed on Skam AUSTIN for Facebook Watch. Fox Digital commissioned Jessie to write and direct the comedic thriller Retreat which premiered on Hulu. Currently she is developing a TV series about Jewish Polish teenagers during Hitler’s rise to power and a musical about Anne Frank. She lives in LA with her cat.