Associate Producers

Jessica Knap
Short Description: Jessica Knap is a freelance producer, production manager, and coordinator for fiction and non-fiction commercials and film/television. Jessica’s experience is varied and extensive. She cut her teeth in the production departments of numerous network television shows in Chicago including FOX’s THE EXORCIST and CW18’s BATWOMAN. In Wisconsin, Jessica focuses on producing, production coordinating, and community building. Past work includes Production Manager for the fiction feature film GIVE ME LIBERTY, which premiered at Sundance and received the 2020 John Cassavetes Independent Spirit Award, and FORGET ME KNOT, which premiered in the Cannes Shorts Corner in 2014. Her commercial experience includes spots for Travel Wisconsin, Wisconsin Dells, and collaborations with a variety of agencies and production companies in Wisconsin.

Her current producing work includes post-production on two documentaries. NEVER HOME follows a Sexual Assault Advocate and the challenges they face in the Hmong Culture. THE NEW EXTINCTION explores the intersection of science and commerce within the field of paleontology and is supported by the International Documentary Association (IDA) and Milwaukee Film’s Brico Forward Fund.
Long Description:

Jessica Knap is a freelance producer, production manager, and coordinator for fiction and non-fiction commercials and film. As a UW-Milwaukee Alum she focused in assistant directing on shorts and music videos while producing small business highlight reels. Her senior thesis premiered in the 2014 Cannes Shorts Corner and participated in the International Children’s Film Festival hosted in Lucknow, India. Shortly after she went to work in Chicago on a variety of network tv shows, starting out as a Director’s Assistant on “The Girlfriend Experience” (2016) and eventually working as a Construction Coordinator managing million dollar sets on Fox’s season 1 of “The Exorcist” (2016). Other past work includes Production Manager for the narrative feature film “Give Me Liberty”, which premiered at Sundance and went on to win the 2020 John Cassavetes Independent Spirit Award. Outside of film and tv she works with agencies such as BVK, Bader Rutter, and a variety of production companies based in both Wisconsin and Chicago.
She is currently in post-production on two documentaries, the first a short titled “Never Home” following a Sexual Assault Advocate and the challenges they face in Hmong Culture. Alongside an untitled feature documentary exploring the science and business of fossils. The latter is supported by the International Documentary Association (IDA) and Milwaukee Film’s Brico Forward Fund. In between she continues to produce and production manage commercials and ultra low budget feature films.

Jessica loves to travel and to hear your stories.

Address: 53222
Short Description: Looking to do more freelance!
Long Description:

Hey there!
I’m hoping to break into more freelance work and can do a variety of jobs/roles. I was an Associate Producer at Harley-Davidson for 9 months, have created several student shows that aired on PBS, love being behind the camera and being creative. I can edit in AVID, but am working on getting better in Premiere.