WHO IS SHE?

Cottontown, TN


Tess is a music video/commercial/narrative director based in Los Angeles, California.

As a musician herself, Tess feels a deep rooted connection to music videos as a medium that embraces her two greatest loves.

Tess has a soft spot for capturing the little moments that give you chills, the simple gestures that make you smile, and the parts of life and relationships that aren’t as glamorous, and sometimes make you want to cry.

Her work reflects honesty, authenticity, vulnerability, and humor.

She loves her cat, Mazzy Star, knitting, playing the Omnichord, photography, and watching movies.

Tess graduates from Art Center College of Design in Fall 2019 with a B.A. in Film/Directing.

Tess Lafia is a freelance director/creative for hire.