As a Canadian screenwriter and emerging director, Jennifer learned the screenwriting ropes working with Canadian and international screenwriters, actors, directors, and producers. She has worked on multiple projects in Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal, occupying a variety of roles, from producer to background actor. Jennifer also worked as a writer’s assistant for four years for a prominent Canadian screenwriter, Alex Epstein.
Jennifer’s short film “death isn’t the same anymore” had its US Premiere in Beverly Hills at the Lady Filmmakers Festival where it received the Festival Director’s Award. She had previously participated in the festival’s Script-to-Screen program as a finalist, and optioned her script “Minerva’s War” to Lucky Bag Films.
Jennifer has extensive experience in cyber security, security policy and strategic planning. She’s also been a model, a fine artist working in textiles, painting and collage, has written short stories and had her poetry published. She has also published books for other authors and helped run a Canadian literary reading series. Jennifer was a volunteer in the arts and culture space for over 25 years, and was most recently the Co-Executive Director of Digi60 Ottawa’s Filmmakers Festival and founded Vixens Victorious with a childhood to raise money for cancer research. She now volunteers with The WRAC Group for writers accountability.