Jesse Salmeron

Instructor, Houston

Jesse Salmeron studied English/Creative Writing and Theatre at the University of Houston graduating with Honors and studying under Edward Albee in his Playwright’s Workshop.

In 2013, Mr. Salmeron completed his first feature film, “Dreamer,” which he wrote, produced, directed
and edited. Although made on a micro budget, the film would go on to be nominated for Imagen’s Best
Film Award and Best Actor Award for Jeremy Ray Valdez. Jesse was also a finalist for the National
Association of Latino Independent Producers’ Estela Award for Best New Director.

Dreamer would become an Official Selection at many film festivals, such as Cinequest and the Los
Angeles Latino International Film Festival and would screen at various prestigious
universities including Harvard and Georgetown. The film went on to have its international premiere at the
Oaxaca Film Festival in Mexico and its television debut on NUVO TV.

In 2016, two of Jesse’s screenplay’s advanced in the Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition:
“Leviathan” a pilot for a dramatic series and “Cut! (or) What You Will” a comedy feature.

He is currently developing various projects.