A graduate of of USC’s MFA in Film Production, Jennifer is a writer, director, and producer of documentary and scripted films and teaches both documentary and fictional filmmaking at Houston Community College. Originally from the Washington, DC area, where she graduated from Sidwell Friends Upper School, Jennifer earned her BA with honors in English from Oberlin College. Earning a coveted directing scholarship at USC, Jennifer honed her writing and directing skills while also learning to produce on the documentary thesis film UNSYNCABLES AT ANY AGE and the fictional martial arts thesis FIST OF IRON CHEF. Jennifer’s fictional 35mm thesis film SEARCHING FOR ANGELS screened at the DGA’s First Look Festival.
Recent credits include directing the short film SISTERS which was selected for WIFTI’s Short-Case 2016, producing the short film NEXT EXIT, selected for the 2015 Cannes Short Film Corner, as well as MEGGAN’S JOURNEY, selected for the 2016 Houston Latino Film Festival. Previous credits include producing on THE PREACHER’S DAUGHTER, an independent feature which sold to Lifetime, and THE CUTTING EDGE: THE MAGIC OF MOVIE EDITING, a documentary on the art of editing. Her upcoming projects include directing ACID TEST, a short film about a teenager’s woeful experience dropping acid and going home to her parents, currently in post-production. Read more about ACID TEST on its Seed&Spark page where post-production funds were successfully raised.
Dedicated to developing the Houston filmmaking community, Jennifer served as the Program Coordinator for Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP) organizing film workshops, screenings, and networking events.