jessica Care moore shares details on her opera, feature film projects

The Detroit artist is producing her first feature film, ‘He Looked Like a Postcard.’

jessica Care moore poses for a selfie with WDET's Hernz Laguerre

Detroit world-renown poet, jessica Care moore, will showcase her new operatic work at Detroit Symphony space, The Cube, tonight (Oct. 21).

The multi-hyphenate artist will unpack the love, loss and laughter she’s experienced in the past couple of years, including the pandemic.

“You’re going to expect something different. Wild Beauty is a libretto about solace — it’s about what we did when we are by ourselves to find peace,” says the ever–burgeoning artist.

Related: jessica Care moore wants her opera to be an immersive experience

Wild Beauty is composed by De’Sean Jones and features soprano Kisma Jordan and songstress Ideeyah, along with a full musical ensemble.

Friday’s show is one of many projects moore is working on. During an interview at her home in Detroit, moore shared that she is producing her first feature film entitled, He Looked Like a Postcard. Watch the interview below.


“Creating the film was the most amazing experience,” said moore. “The story is based on my survival as an artist, as a woman and as a mother, trying to find my way back to myself.”

moore’s creative talent was on full display during the entire production. Not only did she write and star in the play, she helped produce, organize, cast and finance the entire production. Drawing from a supporting network, including long-time friend Lasana Hotep, the film turned from idea to reality.

“I want to executive produce. I got $150,000.” Hotep says. That gave jessica the inspiration to continue to reach out to her network and make the film happen.

The film is currently in post-production and will make the film festival circuit next spring.

When asked what her goal is with her career, the Def Jam poet said there is no ultimate goal.

“I’m a longevity artist,” moore shares. “I’m going to be creating for the rest of my life.”

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  • Hernz Laguerre
    Hernz Laguerre Jr. is a Multimedia Journalist at 101.9 WDET. He is one of the co-host for "Detroit Evening Report," one of the weekend anchors for "Weekend Edition," the producer for our political podcast, "MichMash," and reports on arts, culture and politics.