Underground Film Journal

Jesse McLean

Jesse McLean is an American experimental filmmaker based in Chicago, Illinois. She works primarily with found footage to explore the relationship between viewer and subject. Her films ask her audience to see themselves as active participants in the media they consume and not just as passive voyeurs.

She has also created gallery installations that combine still and moving images.

Learn more about this filmmaker at her official website.

Watch Streaming Films By Jesse McLean:


Trust Falls (2011)
Remote (2011)
Lose Yourself (remix) (2011)
Magic for Beginners (2010)
Relations (2010)
The Burning Blue (2009)
Somewhere only we know (2009)
Creep (2009)
Clone (2009)
Magic Wand (2009)
Marching Ants (2009)
Climbing (2009)
The Eternal Quarter Inch (2008)
Crisis (2006)


2015 Onion City Experimental Film And Video Festival: Award Winners

The 26th annual Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival — which was held last month on January 28-31 in Chicago, Illinois — has announced their trio of award winners, plus a host of Honorable Mentions. Judges for this year’s fest were three local curators: Christy Lemaster of The Nightingale, independent filmmaker/curator Jesse Malmed and […]