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Hey, I'm Jennifer!

Jackson, Wyoming

I studied video production and began making documentary films in the late 1990s in Boston before moving to Jackson, Wyoming in 2002. My most recent film, Far Afield: A Conservation Love Story, focuses on Bert Raynes, Jackson Hole's version of "The Lorax." With a keen intellect, sharp wit and twinkle in his eye, 91-year-old Jackson Hole News&Guide columnist Bert Raynes inspires citizens to observe and care about their wild neighbors. With Wyoming PBS as the presenting station, the film is being distributed by American Public Television.  It has been picked up by 200 stations in 41 states and the District of Columbia and started airing in April 2016.

 

My previous award-winning documentary, The Stagecoach Bar: An American Crossroads, paints an intimate portrait of a roadhouse and crossroads that has been creating its own brand of community for more than 70 years in ways that both define and defy our visions of the Wild West. This film was also distributed by American Public Television with Wyoming PBS as the presenting station. It began airing nationwide in 2014.  In 2011, I won the Wyoming Short Film Contest with Highway 22 Revisited, a comedic spin-off inspired by my work on The Stagecoach Bar: An American Crossroads.

 

I am currently working on Hearts of Glass, a documentary about an innovative vertical greenhouse in Jackson, Wyoming. The greenhouse aims to grow fruits and vegetables to nourish the community while also creating meaningful jobs for Jackson’s intellectually and developmentally disabled residents.

 

My work focuses on community, conservation, cultural and social identity, conflict resolution and multigenerational connections. 

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Displaced

New York • Horror

A young black man in Brooklyn must prove his new white neighbors are emissaries from the Satanic cult they both survived as children.


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Pozole

Los Angeles • Comedy, Drama

Maia prolly killed her Nana.


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Wise Gals

Boston • Crime, Drama

In an alternate 1980s underground, organized crime is ruled by women. Up-and-coming mobster Sophia is ready to take the throne.


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The Pet Peeve Police

Los Angeles • Adventure, Comedy

Ridding the world of inconsiderate douches one pet peeve at a time.


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Interference

New York • Drama, Thriller

A violent altercation between a police officer and a black man left one person dead. A couple passing by must decide what they believe.


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Self Portrait

New York • Drama, Experimental

A young woman reflects on the authenticity of her parents marriage in a staged dinner scene revealing three individual perspectives.


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An Act of Terror

Charlotte • Drama, History

The true story of Virginia Christian, a 16-year-old African American girl accused of murder in the Jim Crow South.


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Baato

Sankhuwasabha • Documentary

Deep in the Himalayan mountains the first road is coming, and this new highway to China will change Nepali village life forever.


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Hearts of Glass

Jackson • Documentary

The first year in the life of an innovative vertical greenhouse in Jackson, Wyoming that employs community members with disabilities.


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The Ladies Almanack

Chicago • LGBTQ, Experimental

Hélène Cixous, Eileen Myles, Guinevere Turner, & more star in the epic tribute to women's writing.


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