BIO: Jennifer Mulligan is an award winning Canadian screenwriter and emerging director, and former Civilian Member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, with an extensive background in cyber security. She completed her first short experimental film “death isn’t the same anymore” in 2017, which had its US Premiere in Beverly Hills at the Lady Filmmakers Festival where it received the Festival Director’s Award. Jennifer has recently worked with several Canadian producers to write and polish feature film scripts and also she works on her own original concepts.

You can find a full list of projects on IMDB.


Screenwriting instructor, SAW Video Media Art Centre.

Screenwriting instructor, Pontiac School of the Arts.

SAW Video JumpStart recipient.

Founder, Women in Screen-based Media Ottawa.

Former Research Assistant to Alex Epstein, Montreal screenwriter and director.

Founder, The Writers’ Room – Ottawa, a monthly meeting group for screenwriters.

Other Experience

Script supervisor for live action portion of video game — We Happy Few (Compulsion Games, Montreal).

Associate Producer on award winning shorts The Buckley Brothers (2014; dir. Rachelle Casseus), and Willy (2012; dir. Keith Davidson).

Assistant to Director and Producer on feature Tell The World (2013).

Assistant Director on several low-budget feature films through Brett Kelly Entertainment.

Assistant Locations Manager for Crook through ZED Filmworks (2013).

Production Assistant on several short films in Montreal and Toronto.

Board Member of CEGEP Heritage College (2001-2003); Board Chair (2001-2002).

Film Training & Education

2017 – Introduction to Lighting through SAW Video

2017 – Introduction to Cinematography through SAW Video

2016 – Introduction to Colour Grading through SAW Video

2015 – Grant Writing Workshop through SAW Video

2015 – Adobe Premiere Editing Intermediate through SAW Video

2014 – Adobe Premiere Pro through SAW Video

2013 – present The Academy of Film Writing

Character Writing; Dialogue Writing; Structural Writing; The Art of the Pitch; Dynamic Writing; Visual Writing; High Concept Writing.

2011 Intensive Acting and Acting for the Camera (ACT Ottawa)

2010 Writing for Television with Sharon Buckingham

Screenwriting U (ProSeries 30) (online from California)

2005 – 2007 SIFT – Canadian Screen Training Centre

Polishing Your Craft with Ken Chubb

Fade-In (Screenwriting) with Jefferson Lewis

Introduction to Screenwriting with Keith Davidson

Other Education

1993 – 19941998 – 2000 – Electronic Engineering Technology – Honours, CEGEP Heritage College, Hull, Quebec

1991 – 1993 Commerce – Honours, CEGEP Heritage College, Hull, Quebec