Local Series: When I Last Saw Jesse
Join us for our first local filmmaker screening!
Stray Cat is hosting a new screening series featuring local filmmakers and we're thrilled to have "When I Last Saw Jesse" as our inaugural film. A true and heartbreaking mystery, this compelling documentary is not to be missed.
In November 2006, Jesse Ross traveled to Chicago to participate in a Model UN conference. On the last day of the event, he attended an early morning meeting, which was scheduled to last until dawn. Just thirty minutes after he entered the room, he got up and walked out the door. He has not been seen or heard from since. This is his story.
Brian Rose (Producer & Director)
Brian Rose studied history at Truman State University and earned a master’s degree in media arts at SIU Carbondale. Beginning in 2006 he has independently produced and directed four documentary features on subjects including student activism in the 1960s and American imperialism in the mid-19th century.
Since 2009 he has worked for Wide Awake Films as a writer and producer. In that capacity, he has scripted three feature-length documentaries for public television, two of which have won Emmy's for Best Historical Documentary, and have screened on PBS, and at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Saint Louis Art Museum.
When I Last Saw Jesse premiered at the 2019 KC Film Fest International where it won the documentary prize and received an honorable mention at the New Jersey International Film festival.