Sherpa (2015)

Synopsis: Theatrical feature documentary following the ill-fated 2014 Everest season from the Sherpas’ point of view

Screen Australia / Universal Pictures

Producers: Bridget Ikin and John Smithson (UK)

Currently on the international festival circuit. See NEWS for more details. 

Winner - Grierson Award for Best documentary, BFI London Film Festival 2015

BAFTA nomination - best documentary, 2015

 

Between a Frock and a Hard Place – 2014

Executive Producer for Jungle

1 x 1 hour documentary for ABC 1 (Directors: Paul Clarke & Alex Barry, Prod: Joanne McGowan)

A history of the gay rights movement, 20 years on from the launch of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert. 

Nominated - Best TV documentary, AACTA Awards 2015. 

 

The Life Series – Life at 9 (2014)

Series Writer / Director for Heiress Films 2 x 60 mins for ABC1

Nominated - Best director in a documentary series at the Screen Directors Guild Awards

 

As You Dreamt It (2014)

Exec Producer / Co-Director for Jungle 1 x 30 mins for ABC Artscape

 

Documentary Lecturer – AFTRS (2012)

 

The Life Series – Life at 7 (2012)

Series Writer / Director for Heiress Films 2 x 60 mins for ABC1

Winner, Best Director in a documentary series at the Screen Directors Guild Awards

 

Inaugural Recipient of the David & Joan Williams Documentary Fellowship (2011)

The fellowship recognises and rewards creative ambition, intellectual rigour and innovation in documentary cinema.

 

Living the End (2010)

Director / Producer for Cordell Jigsaw Productions. 

1 x 60 min documentary for SBS

Winner, Best Social / Humanitarian documentary, BANFF World Media Festival, Canada, 2011

Nominated, nominated for the UNAA Peace Media Awards

 

Miracle in the Desert (2009)

Writer / Director for Essential Media & Entertainment. 1 x 60 min documentary for ABC, France 5 & National Geographic Channel

 

SOLO (2008)

Producer / Director for Essential Media & Entertainment. 

1 x 60 min documentary for ABC, BBC, National Geographic Channel US & ITVS. 

SOLO won the AFI for best documentary, the Film Critics Circle Award and the Directors Guild award. It won 6 major awards at international film festivals and screened at 15 major festivals. 

 

Miracle on Everest (2007)

Producer / Director for Essential Viewing. 1 x 60 min documentary for ABC, France 5 & National Geographic Channel US

Miracle on Everest won multiple awards on the International ‘Adventure Film’ festival circuit.

 

Everest: Beyond the Limit (2006)

High Altitude Director, on Mt Everest for Tigress Productions, UK.

6 x 1 hour series for Discovery Channel US. 

The show was Discovery Channel’s second most watched program in 2007

 

The Sherpas’ Burden (2004)

Writer / Director and Producer for Dateline SBS. 

1 x 20min documentary about the role of the Sherpas on Everest. 

 

IF Media (2000 – 2006) Publishers of Inside Film and Producers of the IF Awards

From 2000, Jen worked at IF Media where she held the following roles:  

2000: Marketing Manager

2001-2: General Manager / Producer IF Awards

2003-6: Managing Director / Publisher

Winner - NSW Young Telstra Business Woman of the Year 2004

 

Race Around Oz, ABC (2000)

Participant on the ABC Series (One of six participants chosen from 15,000 applicants)

7 films screened on the ABC from 17th May – 16th August 2000

 

Bachelor of Business, RMIT (1995-1997)

Graduated with Honours