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Publicist

Jess has a true love for film, music and TV.  At Touchwood PR she had managed publicity, and promotions for clients such as Cineplex, Toronto Comicon, Fan Expo, Word on the Street, International Festival of Authors and for films at TIFF and Hot Docs, among others. She enjoys playing guitar in her living room, and is moderately good at whistling. Her curly mop is the best thing that ever walked through Touchwood’s doors.

 

Jess Harris: Publicist

Jess graduated from Humber College’s Postgraduate PR program in 2014. While an intern at Shaw Media, Jess worked on brands like Showcase and History. She fell in love with film publicity while working on behalf of films like Cake and Welcome to Me at TIFF 2014.

If you could trade places with one person for the day, who would it be?
My mom or dad. They’re retired and do a lot of traveling!

What’s the first thing you notice about people?
How friendly and open they are.

One thing you can’t live without:
Great TV shows! I enjoy binge-watching shows like Sherlock, The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones.

Favourite movie quote:
[Royal motions to Pagoda]
Royal: He saved my life, you know. Thirty years ago. I was knifed at a bazaar in Calcutta, and he carried me to the hospital on his back.
Ari: Who stabbed you?
[Royal motions to Pagoda again]
Royal: He did. There was a price on my head, and he was a hired assassin.
- The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)