Category Archives: Visual Effects (VFX)

We are Alyssa and Lindsay; we both grew up in Massachusetts (Cape Cod and Brookline, MA) and have made careers in the film industry over the past five years here. We met working on Moonrise Kingdom in 2011 and, last year, we got married and purchased a house in Medford, MA. We both feel so fortunate that we can live and work in the place where we grew up (doing the work we love!) and be close to our amazing friends, parents, siblings, and adorable niece and nephews.

Alyssa joined the DGA two years ago as an assistant director with her local designated as Boston, MA. She also works as a VFX coordinator with local company, Zero VFX. Lindsay is a member of IATSE Local 481 and works as a props assistant, on-set dresser, and doing SPFX.

Please keep the tax incentive so we can continue living, working, and being part of the Boston community that is our home!


Hello, I’m Jessica L. Therrien, residing in Lynn, MA. I am a Massachusetts College of Art alumna and a Massachusetts native. I have been working in the Massachusetts film industry for the better part of 15 years. I support visual effects crews for data collection on set during production, which we call a “data wrangler.” Recently, I was part of the team that created the whole Atlantic Ocean backdrop for The Finest Hours, which shot in Quincy, MA. I love the work that I do. I love my family who lives in Massachusetts. I love the people I work with who are my family. I like it here in my apartment by the sea. I can live here as long as the films are coming here. But when they leave, it will be financially debilitating, and will force me to find shelter and employment in a different industry elsewhere. No bueno.

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