Jessie Deeter is a Piedmont, California-based documentary producer, director and journalist. She recently produced “Revenge of the Electric Car,” which had its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2011, and will air on PBS’s Independent Lens in April 2012. She directed and produced “Death by Fire,” a documentary that led PBS’s Frontline season in October 2010. She was the Producer of “Who Killed the Electric Car?” which premiered at Sundance and was released by Sony Pictures Classics in 2006.
She has been producing, reporting and shooting documentaries for more than a decade, specializing in work in Africa and the Middle East. She got her start in the documentary world as an associate producer on several different projects for Frontline and Frontline/World. She has also produced stories for Al Jazeera. From December 2011 through September 2012, she was a Fulbright Scholar in Oman, Morocco and Tunisia, where she began work on a documentary about the Tunisian revolution through the eyes of two Tunisians on opposite ends of the political spectrum.
She has a master's degree from UC Berkeley’s journalism program.