Jessica Vale is an American documentary director, editor and musician residing in New York City. She was born in New Hope, PA to a German father and an American mother.Her first feature length documentary release is Small Small Thing, which opens at The Quad Cinema in New York City on May 10th 2014. Small Small Thing is the story of Olivia Zinnah, a young Liberian girl who died from rape injuries at age 12. The film has won multiple festival awards for Best Documentary, including the 2014 Grand Jury Prize at Rated SR Film Festival in New York City.As a musician, she has released 2 studio albums. Her first single "Disco Libido" climbed the Billboard chart in 2005 and received press worldwide.Her second album "Brand New Disease" was released in 2007. The title track "Brand New Disease" charted for Billboard club play.Vale also co-wrote the soundtrack for Small Small Thing with composer Jean-Luc Sinclair.