Jenny Hicks is a screen creative with over 35 years’ experience working on high quality broadcast and festival documentaries and award-winning feature films. She has studied film and television both in Australia and at UCLA and the AFI in Los Angeles. Film theory, history and semiotics aside, Jenny has learnt the art and craft of storytelling through the medium of film as a trade.
Jenny has a broad range of experience across the creative sector of the screen industry – from the page to the screen. She has written and produced films, books and film festivals, but her career has been spent predominantly in cutting rooms – in Australia, New Zealand, North America and South Africa.
Jenny worked as an assistant editor on such films as Twin Peaks and Wild at Heart for David Lynch, Lord of the Rings for Peter Jackson, all three Matrix films for the Wachowskis, The Last Samurai and Blood Diamond for Ed Zwick and The Thin Red Line for Terrence Malick. Since 2007, Jenny has been editing long form documentaries, television dramas and feature films.
Features include: A Million Colors, One Last Look, Darrel Roodt’s Winnie Mandela and Imogen Thomas’ Emu Runner. Television documentaries include; Australia Says Yes for SBS, The House and You Can’t Ask That for the ABC.
Making a lateral move from the editing suites, Jenny is currently completing her Masters Degree in film directing at the Australian Film Television and Radio School, (AFTRS). She has written and in early 2020 will direct her master’s film, The Stranger.