Tessa Blake

Filmmaker / Director

Tessa Blake is an award-winning filmmaker and television director (AMERICAN HORROR STORY, A MILLION LITTLE THINGS, RIVERDALE, BLACKLIST), who helmed her first pilot this year for CBS Studios. An AFI Directing Workshop for Women alumna, Tessa’s films have premiered at Cannes and SXSW, have won awards at Nantucket Film Festival and the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, have been honored by the Academy, and been released theatrically.

She and her husband Ian Williams work as a writing team for film and television and have enjoyed script deals with ABC, NBC, FOX and Warner Brothers. As a solo writer, she is currently developing a pilot produced by Tribeca.

She has directed plays for Naked Angels Theater Company and The Atlantic Theater Company, is a proud alumna of the 24 Hour Plays, and a founding advisor for The Moth.