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Jesse Ayala

Fovrth Studios
Creative Director
Jesse (Jesus) Ayala is a director and immersive storyteller at Fovrth Studios (GoFovrth.com). Ayala is a 2017 Facebook/Oculus Creators Lab VR for Good filmmaker, and a 2016 Future of Storytelling for Good creative fellow. Ayala’s films have premiered at the American Film Institute, Tribeca Film, Cannes Next, SxSW Film Festival, Sheffield DocFest, and SCAD FutureFest.

Ayala’s faith in storytelling’s power to stir empathy and action stems from his front line experiences with the Clinton Global Initiative with HIV/AIDS interventions, the United Nations in Gaza and Lebanon, Al Jazeera as a freelance photojournalist during the Arab Spring, and Teach for America as educator in urban New Orleans. In 2012 Ayala founded Modavanti a social impact/sustainable lifestyle company which earned honors from NBC News, Microsoft, InStyle, and The Huffington Post.

In 2018 Ayala premiered Authentically Us: Voices from the Transgender Community, a 360/VR trilogy.