Tessa Greenberg is a comedy director and writer from New York City. Her love of off-the-wall and high concept storytelling has made its way
into a variety of pilots, shorts, and series for IFC (“Mènage À Trois”), MTV (“Braless”), Seriously.tv (“Projecting”), VICELAND, Refinery 29, and UCB Comedy to name a few.
As a kid, Tessa spent countless hours rewatching Pee Wee’s Playhouse, Beetlejuice, and anything weird that her Dad could record from TV onto a VHS. Since then she’s spent her time finding ways to capture the joy of eccentricity through filmmaking.
Her work has screened at SXSW, NYTVF, The Women in Comedy Fest, and Tribeca Film Festival (2016) where she won the Grand Prize for her Snapchat film, “Hot Dogs Forever”. She was the winner of truTV’s Comedy Breakout development deal in 2018, and also recently won the VICE Spammy award for “Best Comedy” on her 1 minute mobile phone short, “How I Lost My Virginity”.
Tessa is a also a co-founder of the Brooklyn indie filmmaking collective, Video Mass (videomass.tv). Their sci-fi and horror-anthology films have screened around the country and most recently at the Et Cultura film festival in St.Petersburg, Florida.
Before her career in film, she wrote and performed music in a synth pop band that toured the east coast wearing spandex and glitter, making music videos for the fellow bands she would meet and befriend.
Tessa’s personal work has been described as something born out of the cult classic section of an old Blockbuster video store, and also “wrong in a way that feels fun and right”.