Tessa Blake is a director on ABC's A Million Little Things.


Early LifeEdit

Not much is known about Blake's early life. She was born in 1969.


Blake is an award-winning writer and filmmaker. She has directed narrative and documentary films, has a column at the Huffington Post, and writes for film & television with her husband and writing partner, Ian Williams.[1]

As part of AFI's prestigious Directing Workshop for Women, Blake premiered Election Night at the Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival. She followed the success of Election Night with a new dramatic short, Upended. She also directed Words With Girls, a a new media pilot created by Brittani Nichols, and produced by Issa Rae Productions.[1]

Blake's debut feature documentary, Five Wives, Three Secretaries and Me, opened at the Quad Theater in New York and was selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences for its Outstanding Documentary series. Her second documentary Project ALS won the Media that Matters Award at The Human Rights Watch Film Festival, and Best Short Film at the Nantucket Film Festival.[1]

Blake and her husband made Leave Keys in Car, a short comedy in Hawaii, which won Best Comedy at the Lady Filmmaker Festival, Best of Fest in the Bahamas, and had its broadcast premiere on Shorts International. With Emma Hewitt, she documented the experience of women coming out of prison in South Central, LA. Susan, produced by Jon Avnet and Rodrigo Garcia, aired nationally on Moyers & Company.[1]

Chosen to participate in the ABC/DGA Creative Talent Development program, Blake has directed theater in LA and New York, where she served as Chairman of the Board for Naked Angels.[1]

Her other television credits include Station 19, Veronica Mars, iZombie, Once Upon a Time, NCIS: New Orleans, The CW's Dynasty or MacGyver.

In 2019, Blake directed an episode of the ABC series, A Million Little Things.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

On August 9, 2003, Blake married Ian Williams.



External linksEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Blake's Official Website, by Asset Pictures, (August 2019 (retrieved))
  2. Production List, by Directors Guild of Canada British Columbia, (June 15, 2018)
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