Building Within: Welcome Jess

We’re excited to welcome Jess Engel to the growing Within team as the company’s first Director of Original Content.

Within COO Drew Larner: “There’s currently a massive opportunity in the marketplace to be among the leaders in utilizing VR technology to produce immersive, approachable and meaningful narrative VR content. Jess understands the creative and technical nuances inherent in meeting the challenge of delivering on that opportunity. We’re thrilled to have her on the team leading our original content operations.”

A little bit about Jess

Jess joins the Within team following a stint as the Executive Producer at Virtualize, a VR content agency based in NYC. While at Virtualize, Jess produced both branded and original VR content for leading industry clients. Her recent projects include ‘Giant‘ — which debuted at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival — and ‘Fistful of Stars’, a multimedia VR space opera experience about the Hubble Telescope, premiering on August 6th at BRIC! Celebrate Brooklyn Festival.

Previously, Jess was the Creative Executive at Electric City Entertainment in Los Angeles. While at Electric City, she worked on a number of critically acclaimed films, including Matt Ross’s ‘Captain Fantastic’ and Derek Cianfrance’s ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’.

Jess is a 2016 Sundance New Frontier Fellow.

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