Date(s) - 11/12/2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates
Nov 12, 2018 Regular Meeting
Jen Tennican of JenTen Productions will talk to the club about her experiences as a documentary filmmaker. She’ll share some excerpts from her films and discuss things to consider when transitioning from shooting stills to moving images. There will be plenty of time for Q&A.
Jen has produced four award-winning long format documentaries. Her last three are all set in Jackson Hole and community is a central theme.
Check out her video samples at:
About Jen Tennican
Ms. Tennican began making documentary films in the late 1990s in Boston before moving to Jackson Hole in 2002. While in Massachusetts, she took film and video productions classes at Emerson College and The International Film and Television Workshops. She interned with independent filmmakers in the Boston area and worked as a production assistant on several NOVA shows for PBS.
Ms. Tennican focuses on community stories and has partnered with various nonprofits to successfully complete her projects. Her previous award-winning documentaries, The Stagecoach Bar: An American Crossroads and Far Afield: A Conservation Love Story, have been distributed nationally by American Public Television. Her recently completed feature-length documentary, Hearts of Glass – A Vertical Farm Takes Root in Wyoming, is beginning its festival run. The film tells the story of the tumultuous first 15 months of operation of Vertical Harvest, a highly innovative experiment in growing crops and providing meaningful employment to people with disabilities. The film is an opportunity to raise awareness about local, sustainable food production and the need for inclusive, fair-paying job opportunities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Hearts of Glass is an official selection of the 2019 Wild & Scenic Film Festival. For more information, please visit: heartsofglassfilm.com and jentenproductions.com.