Jenna brings her extensive experience producing independent feature films, documentaries, and creative content for global brands to Wellworthit Pictures. Formerly based in London and having spent several years as an independent producer and former head of production for a Los Angeles based creative agency, Jenna is grounded in all aspects of creative and story. Coupled with her deep understanding of the technical side of production and post production, Jenna works closely with creatives, talent and crew to ensure the highest quality production is delivered.
Jenna recently produced a short documentary for Chaco’s with award-winning director Miles Joris-Peyrafitte (Dreamland, Tank Girl), as well as the award-winning documentary feature Fire on the Hill about the Compton Cowboys, and the Outfest winner, Daddy Issues starring Madison Lawlor (Dear White People) and Montana Manning (Hollyoaks).
Jenna also co-produced the foreign feature film Five Thirteen starring Taryn Manning (Orange Is the New Black), and line-produced the Sundance lab film Mosquito Y Mari starring Laura Patalano (Gentefied, The L Word: Generation Q). 2021 will see the release of Nosferatu, a remake of the classic German film, starring Doug Jones (Pan’s Labyrinth), produced by Jenna.
As part of Google’s NewsLab, Jenna produced several short documentaries early on in its inception, including the award-winning short documentary on participants of the first ever Google Hangout with President Obama, and a short documentary with Huffington Post for the then newly launched platform Huffpost Live.
Prior to this, as Head of Production at two high-end commercial houses, Jenna produced over seventy-five commercials and branded content for streaming and broadcast platforms for clients ranging from tech giants Google and Microsoft to sports companies like The Players Tribune and Oakley.
Originally from Chicago, Jenna began her film career, after graduating from Brooks Institute of Photography with a BA in Film, by producing thesis projects for American Film Institute and USC Cinematic Arts graduate students. She then developed and produced her first feature film Stacy’s Mom and successfully saw it through distribution focusing on the new platform at the time: VOD and streaming.
Jenna lives in Los Angeles and speaks fluent French and Portuguese, and is an active member of Women in Film, Independent Filmmaker Project, Film Independent and Women in Film and Television UK. She is also a Sundance and Tribeca Film Institute alumni, and a judge and jury member for the Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival. She is dedicated to diversity and inclusion and mentoring and empowering female filmmakers.