Prior to directing, Jen also worked in commercial production for RSA, Radical and Propaganda and worked on features including Oscar-winning ‘Boys Don’t Cry’.
Jen McGowan studied directing in the MFA program at USC and also studied acting at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts under David Mamet. Her first feature, ‘Kelly & Cal’, starring Juliette Lewis and Cybill Shepherd, premiered at SXSW where she won the Gamechanger Director Award. She is a Film Independent Fellow, was a finalist for the Clint Eastwood Filmmakers Award, recipient of the Alliance of Women Directors Breakout Award for Excellence in Directing and was included on Vulture’s list of Women Directors Hollywood Should Be Hiring.
Picture: Jen McGowan taken by Bracha Jade