Hey! I'm Jennette. I'm an LA based writer/director. I have a passion for writing character-driven pieces that explore serious subject matter in an offbeat way.
I started out as a child actor and while that experience certainly lent some psychological trauma (sound guys can be especially creepy!) I knew early on that I loved the on-set environment and all the collaboration it takes to bring a project to life. I hoped one day to go behind the camera so that I could be more creatively involved and, let’s be real, so that I could wear turtlenecks unironically.
In 2017, I wrote and directed my first project - a dramedy short called The McCurdys, based on my life growing up as a child actress in a Mormon family with a mom dying of cancer. (I had a colorful childhood!)
I fell in love with the process and I wrote/directed three other shorts within the year, including one that wound up becoming my first released project - “Kenny”, about a thirtysomething burnout who sacrifices his own dreams to take care of his dying mother - which was featured on Short of the Week and in The Hollywood Reporter, and is an official selection for the 2019 Florida Film Festival.
My newest short film, Strong Independent Women, is about a frazzled mother who puts all her energy into helping her daughter overcome an eating disorder. It's an official selection of Salute Your Shorts film festival, LA Live film festival, and nearly a dozen others. (woohoo).
I have several new projects coming out soon. I'm excited to share them with you and I hope you enjoy. I’ll be over here wearing a turtleneck.