Jessica Rose is a Toronto based actress, writer, and producer. She is the recipient of the AH! Emerging Artist Award from the Lakeshorts Film Festival in 2015 for Frozen Marbles. In 2016, she wrote, produced, and starred in the short film, Alison, which premiered at the Calgary International Film Festival. In May 2017, Alison was selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick and has garnered over 80K views and counting. Resource Magazine listed it as one of Twelve Captivating Short Films to Binge-Watch on Vimeo.
As an actress, Jessica is a pixie with an attitude. Cute, idiosyncratic, and fiercely intelligent, she is perfect for quirky, endearing characters that are rich in humanity and personality. Think a young Emily Mortimer or Holly Hunter.
Jessica has a BFA in Acting from the University of Windsor and studies at graduate level with Matthew Harrison at the Actor’s Foundry.
FROM THE CRITICS
Alison: “Rose’s turn as the titular title character is nothing short of amazing in that, again, it’s such a rooted portrayal of the character and not some overblown or overacted cliché.” – OneFilmFan.com
Alison: “I was drawn to a lot about Alison – the chemistry of Rose and Kristopher Turner, who plays her boyfriend, the episodic structure taking place within a limited timeframe, the intimacy of the cinematography even in (or especially in) moments of levity, and mostly the reality Rose has written. Like real love, Alison is no one thing, it is an amalgam of many little emotions that when taken as a whole equal a living, breathing relationship.” – H. Perry Horton, Film School Rejects
Alison: “The writing in this scene is so delicate that you could almost believe the situation is real. Rose does a phenomenal job creating characters who are human and easy to connect to.” – MonologueBlogger.com
Alison: “Both Rose and Turner create believable and fully formed characters, transforming a mere snippet of life into a deeper and more complex story where issues are not so easily resolved.” – Try The Other Guy
Alison: ““Alison” is an emotional rollercoaster from start to finish. This short film directed by David Lester documents one night in this couple’s life and manages to perfectly capture the ups and downs of a long-term relationship. If you’re a crier, this one will do it for sure.” – Resource Magazine
Far From The Tree: “A shining gem in this play, though all the acting was above par, was Jessica Rose as the youngest daughter, Melanie. her introduction to the play was fantastic, and all her movement scenes were done with grace and energy. She is quite the actress, and shone light on scenes that would have otherwise dragged.” – Ryan Trapanier, Artword.net
After Mrs. Rochester: “The standout member of the cast for me was Jessica Rose…” – Mooney on Theatre
The Women: “Jessica Rose largely succeeds as Little Mary, representing the millions of puzzled and distraught offspring of broken homes everywhere.” – James Wegg Review
More full recent reviews can be found in PRESS.