'Moko' looks at the modern revival of tā moko (traditional Māori tattooing) and the artists and wearers who made it possible.
"'Moko' is a universal story about identity and courage told in a beautifully cinematic voice, with style and dignity."
- Whakaata Māori
Photo above: Actors Tukiri Tini & Kamaia Takuira Mita
Jessica has been working in the factual television space since 2013.
Her most recent project was directing an eight-part documentary series, 'Moko' about the revitalisation of traditional Māori tattooing, produced by Lara Northcroft (Velvet Stone Media).
For many years Jessica worked as a contractor to Lisa Taouma's Tikilounge Productions as a field director for 'Fresh' and created content for The Coconet. Those projects took her across Aotearoa and abroad to Rarotonga, Samoa, Tahiti, Hawai'i, and Guåhan.