biography

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A screen creative who has worked on high quality broadcast and festival documentaries and award-winning feature films, Jenny has a broad range of experience across the Screen Industry’s creative sector - Predominantly as a film and television editor.

 

Jenny has studied film and television at AFTRS in Sydney and at UCLA in Los Angeles.  As an assistant editor, she worked on feature films such as Wild at Heart, the first three Matrix Films, The Last Samurai, Blood Diamond and The Thin Red Line.  As a conform editor she worked on Moulin Rouge, Little Fish, Lord of the Rings (I &II) and King Kong.  In 2007 Jenny began editing, using her strong story telling skills to specialise in long form documentaries, television drama and feature films.  Credits include the feature films A Million Colours, Winnie Mandela and Emu Runner and the documentary feature Robert Mugabe, What Happened?  Television documentaries include the series The House and You Can’t Ask That, both for ABC TV, the latter winning Walkley and AACTA Awards.

 

Pursuing her passion for entertaining and thought provoking screen content,  Jenny is currently pivoting to screen writing and directing. She recently completed an MA in screen directing at AFTRS and her debut short film,  The Stranger, is having a successful festival run including nominations for the SFF Dendy Award and the ADG  Award for best student director in 2021.  Jenny is currently directing a feature documentary about the Australian artist, Dale Frank.

 

As a writer, Jenny has been a script editor on various projects, her feature film script Butterflies was nominated for the AWG’s Monte Miller award for long form drama and her non-fiction book, Australian Cowboys Rough Riders and Rodeos continues to sell twenty years after publication.

 
 

WRITER / DIRECTOR

(DALE FRANK ARTIST! Sizzle reel)

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In Production - For more information, see Cowgirl Pictures.

(The Stranger. Short Film. Trailer)

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Psychological Drama

20 minutes

When a stranger arrives at an isolated farmhouse in the middle of the night, the farmer’s wife is convinced he is a murderer. In the light of day she is forced to confront her prejudices.

 

Starring:  Fiona Press, Steve Bisley and Harry Greenwood.

 

Writer/Director: Jenny Hicks

Producers: Nate Heinz & Harriet Dixon Smith

Casting: Dany Long

Cinematographer: Sam Steinle
Production Designer: Stephanie Dunlop

Costume Designer: Keerthi Subramanyam

Editor:  Alex Cox

Sound Designer: Sean Doyle

Composer: Daniel O’Brien

 

Produced with the assistance of the Australian Film Television & Radio School

 

Nominated for Sydney Film Festival Dendy Award 2021

Nominated for Australian Director’s Guild Award for Best Student Director 2021

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Drama

5 minutes

 

5 Bushrangers. 3 shots. Then there was 4.

 

Tropfest – ‘Umbrella’ 2005

 

Starring:

Anthony Hayes, Nathaniel Dean,

Leeanna Walsman and Patrick Brammall

 

Writer/Director: Jenny Hicks

Producer: Naomi Wenck

Cinematographer: Anna Howard

Editor:  Andrew Macneil

Percussion: Ben Carey

 
 
 
 
 

EDITOR

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