San Francisco Documentary Festival 2023

JessZilla + Q&A

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Jesselyn Silva, a 15-year-old girl from New Jersey, is a 3x national boxing champion. She has her sights set on becoming the best in boxing. Jess's father, Pedro, navigates what it means to support his daughter’s dreams in an extremely dangerous sport. As Jess is on the cusp of making the Olympic team, she faces her toughest battle yet, a cancer diagnosis. JessZilla is a coming-of-age story about what it means to be a champion.

  • Runtime
    90 minutes
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Emily Sheskin
  • Producer
    Ben Kainz
  • Cast
    Jesselyn Silva, Pedro Silva
  • Cinematographer
    Paul Yee
  • Editor
    Katie Turinski