Tessa Byford is a social impact producer and production manager.
She spent the first 10 years of her career in the new media corporate producing world. Initially in the talent department of Maker Studios, then the talent relationships for Defy Media, and ultimately producing hundreds of short-form content for Thrillist both in Los Angeles and New York. After successfully buillding out Thrillist’s video department and working directly for the CFO of the company, Tessa decided to go freelance and pursue independent productions on both coasts. Over the past few years, she production managed feature films with up to 150 people on set, worked throughout North- and South America on documentary and travel projects and has found a true passion in bringing underrepresented voices and faces to the screen.
For Prodigium Pictures, she’s been an essential building block in refining the company’s outlook on diversity and equity, while also contributing her deep experience in corporate new media to our body of work.