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Jerusha West is a British filmmaker and visual artist making psychological dramas in a distinct lyrical realist style.

Her most recent short ‘Sea Holly’, 2023 (produced by Tuli Litvak and executive-produced by Ameenah Ayub Allen, producer of acclaimed films 'Rocks', 'Ali & Ava' and ‘Typist Artist Pirate King’) is currently entering the festival circuit, having premiered in Berlin at British Shorts in January 2024.

Jerusha has several upcoming films in development.

Her short ‘Solidago’, 2021, was selected for Leiden Shorts 2022, Suffolk Shorts 2022 and GRRL HAUS Festival 2022. It was featured on Girls In Film, Minute Shorts, Wul Collective and chosen to appear in the editor’s choice section of BFI’s Sight & Sound magazine (March 2022 edition).

Jerusha graduated from The Slade School of Fine Art in 2017. She has had work exhibited and screened in galleries including The Saatchi Gallery, Belmacz Gallery, Tramps, Arusha Gallery and more. She first discovered filmmaking at art school, and made several moving image works there including the films ‘Ice Well’ (2017) and ‘Cerebrum’ (2017) which were later exhibited in several exhibition spaces around the UK. She continues a multidisciplinary studio practice alongside her film work.

She acted professionally when she was younger, performing in numerous theatres around the UK, including Leeds Grand, Chichester, The Oxford Playhouse and The Arts Theatre, London.

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