Jess Engel

Jess is a new media storyteller focused on producing narrative-driven VR/AR experiences, films and digital content. As Founder at Crimes of Curiosity, Jess, alongside Darren Aronofsky’s company Protozoa and French-based VR studio AtlasV, produced Eliza McNitt’s SPHERES, an interactive three-part series that explores the songs of the cosmos in virtual reality. At the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, SPHERES made history as the world’s first ever acquisition of a VR experience. Prior to starting Crimes of Curiosity, Jess was the Director of Original Content at WITHIN, a technology and media company founded by Chris Milk and Aaron Koblin.