Jessy Terrero (born October 7, 1972) is a Dominican film and music video director.
Terrero appeared as an extra on the 1992 film Juice starring Tupac Shakur. According to Terrero, it was his experience on the set of the movie that inspired him to become a director.
Terrero shot his first student film on Super 8. After college, he landed an associate producer internship on the set of Darnell Martin's I Like It Like That.
In 1996, he teamed up with his brother and formed T and T Casting, supervising extras casting for low-budget films.[citation needed ]
His acting credits include appearances in Law & Order, The Sopranos and In Search of a Dream (Buscando un sueño).
Tererro's film director credits include the short film The Clinic. He made his movie directorial debut with the film Soul Plane in 2004. In 2009 Brooklyn to Manhattan was in production. Terrero also directed Freelancers, starring Robert De Niro, Forest Whitaker, and 50 Cent. The movie was released in 2012.
In 2014, Terrero founded Cinema Giants. In addition to being the production house for music videos, Cinema Giants has also served as a production company for films and television. Directors currently associated with Cinema Giants include Terrero, Mike Ho, Rodrigo Films, Roxana Baldovin, and Steven Gomillion.
Terrero directed Nicky Jam: El Ganador, a bio-series about the life and career of reggaeton artist Nicky Jam. The series was released on Netflix in Latin America on 30 November 2018, and on Telemundo in the U.S. and Puerto Rico in 2019.
Terrero directed the YouTube Originals documentary Maluma: Lo Que Era, Lo Que Soy, Lo Que Seré, a documentary about Colombian singer Maluma. It premiered on 5 June 2019. The next year, on 7 October 2020, Bravas, another YouTube original series produced and directed by Terrero, was released. The series, in addition to Terrero, was also executive produced by Dominican singer Natti Natasha.
Terrero is best known for directing music videos for an international clientele of famous artists including Jill Scott, Lionel Richie, Syleena Johnson, 50 Cent, Wisin y Yandel, Daddy Yankee, Ludacris, Akon, Paulina Rubio, Enrique Iglesias, Sean Paul, Aventura, and many others. Since 2000, Terrero's name has become linked with hip hop and reggaeton for directing popular videos for critically acclaimed artists such as Wisin y Yandel, 50 Cent, G-Unit, Daddy Yankee, and Don Omar. In 2009, Terrero directed Wisin y Yandel's MTV VMA-nominated video "Abusadora."
In recent years, Terrero has found success working with artists such as Ricky Martin, Maluma, Nicky Jam, J Balvin, Bad Bunny, Jennifer Lopez, and the Weeknd, among other artists.
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