Tessa Bell is the producer of Life Inside Out, a Kickstarter financed independent film that won top awards at festivals across the U.S. and was released theatrically in New York, Los Angeles and San Diego. Prior to this success, Bell produced Bipolar, a thriller starring Andrew J. West and Emma Bell with Beatrice Rosen and Andrew Howard, and directed by Jean Veber. Bell has co-produced two short films which premiered at the Cannes Cinefondation: This Is The Story of Ted and Alice, starring Melissa Leo, and Bolero. She also produced a Christmas show on APM, many public service announcements and more.
Bell began her career in media at CBS’s Sixty Minutes and the CBS Evening News. She worked at CBS in New York until the arrival of her daughter, which precipitated the choice to start her own business, Infinity Films & Video, Inc., a film and video company producing films for Fortune 500 companies, as well as more inspiring entertainment in the form of short children’s films.
In the mid-nineties, Infinity Films turned a corner and began producing live off-Broadway cabaret shows until September 11, 2001, when New York’s theatrical industry came to a halt. Bell relocated to Los Angeles to produce feature films.
Bell is Chairman of the Women In Film LA Production Program, a mentorship and production program creating public service announcements for Los Angeles charities.