Jas works internationally as a director, with many of her films focusing on stories in Latin America. Her films consider the intersection of reality and imagination, and experiment with the boundaries of the documentary genre. Jas started out as a documentary filmmaker working for NGO’s and aid organisations around the world, and refined her directing abilities on an MA at the National Film and Television School. Her recent film ABRÁZAME looks at the imaginative worlds of three children growing up inside the walls of a women prison in Bolivia. It has screened internationally and picked up a number of awards including Best Short Documentary (Cine Las Americas International Film Festival), Best Director (FMWB), and it was nominated for an IDA award in December.
In addition to directing Jas works as a DOP for narrative and branded films which require a documentary feel, her recent clients include LUSH, Halifax, Adidas, Nike, Woolmark and IWM.
This year she has been in and out of Brazil, filming the effects of the Bolsonaro regime on the LGBTQ+ community, and is working on a long-term cross genre film about growing up in the British care system.