Jenny is a screen industry creative with over 35 years of experience working on high quality broadcast and festival documentaries and award-winning feature films. She has studied film and television at North Sydney TAFE and AFTRS 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 development to delivery – But her career has been spent predominantly in the 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 drama and feature films. Features include; A Million Colours, One Last Look, Darrel Roodt’s, Winnie Mandela and Imogen Thomas’ Emu Runner which was nominated for an AACTA award. Television documentaries include; Colour Theory and Australia Says Yes for SBS and The House and You Can’t Ask That for the ABC. The latter won both AACTA and Walkley awards.
Continuing to work as an editor, Jenny has recently made a lateral move from the editing suites, undertaking a master’s degree in film directing at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS). She has written and in 2020 will direct her debut film, The Stranger, a ten-minute suspense drama which will launch her career as a film and television director.