Jessie Nelson, Writer: I Am Sam. Jessie Nelson is an American producer and writer, known for her work on I Am Sam (2001), Stepmom (1998), Corrina, Corrina (1994), and The Story of us (1999). She is married to movie and T.V. series director Bryan Gordon and their daughter is actress Molly Gordon. Jessie and Molly have worked on many movies together.