Tess Sweet is an award-winning writer/director in recovery of the forthcoming Web series, Cleaner Daze.
In 2011, Tess graduated with an MFA from UCLA’s prestigious film and television directing program where she received the esteemed Jim Morrison Film Award and the Jack Nicholson Distinguished Student Director Award. Upon graduating from UCLA, Tess moved to Santa Cruz where she started a visual storytelling program for At-risk youth. Tess currently lives in Santa Cruz, works as a freelance director and editor, and works ongoing with At-Risk youth in Alternative Education. Check out her work at TessSweet.com
Cleaner Daze is a dark dramedy Web series set inside the cinderblock walls of a Juvenile Drug Treatment Center in Santa Cruz, CA.
The show follows Jasmine, the new rehab counselor, as she struggles to mentor a colorful crew of teens seeking sobriety and recovery, while she's secretly battling the ghosts of her own addiction. As the pent-up teens do their best to circumvent the process and stay numb, Jasmine and the rest of the eccentric staff do their best to “treat” them. As for the staff, well, they’re in recovery too. And once an addict, always an addict…