A native of Washington, DC, Jenny graduated from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts with a MFA in Film Production where she won a coveted directing scholarship and focused on writing, directing, and producing scripted and documentary films. While at USC, she produced the 35mm thesis film Pebbles, the Super 16mm thesis film Fist of Iron Chef, and the documentary Unsyncables at Any Age, and wrote and directed her own 35mm thesis film Searching for Angels which screened at the DGA’s First Look Festival. Past credits include producing on the feature The Preacher’s Daughter (2013) and the feature documentary The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004) along with writing/directing Sisters (2016 WIFTI Short Film Showcase) and producing Meggan’s Journey (2017 Boomtown Festival) and Next Exit (2017 Maryland Film Festival). A full-time faculty member at Houston Community College’s Filmmaking Program, Jenny is dedicated to regional, independent filmmaking and growing the Houston community. Having served as the Program Coordinator for Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP), Jenny continues to speak at and support workshops, screenings, and networking events.
Jenny’s latest short film she wrote and directed, Acid Test, is currently streaming exclusively on Seed&Spark and is still playing in festivals including SXSW’s AFS Shortcase, BendFilm Festival in Oregon, Austin Film Festival, Snowdance in Germany, Bechdel Film Festival, Houston Latino Film Festival, and was recently selected for the 2018 Women in Film and Television International (WIFTI) Short Film Showcase. To date, the short has won Best Short film and a Special Jury Prize and been nominated for Best Actress in a Short during its festival run. Jenny is currently adapting it into a feature film about Jenny’s tumble through self-discovery in the early 1990’s. More at acidtestfilm.com.