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Jenna Payne has a penchant for dark content, buckets of blood, and fast talking. She won an award on her first ever short film, Feline Frenzy. For the past few years, Jenna has battled the US healthcare system in addition to autoimmune disease and has channeled her rage into a feature-length dark comedy/medical revenge called Hysteria. The script has been recognized in multiple industry contests.

After Hurricane Sandy left lower Manhattan powerless, Jenna pulled together a cast and crew of intrepid filmmakers to direct the only narrative made in blacked out New York City - Darktown. The project was conceived of and shot in the final 24 hours of power outage and released online. The L.A. Neo Noir Film Festival honored the film with a 2016 Grand Jury Award.

In 2013, Jenna moved to Hollywood, U.S.A.. She developed a horror slasher set against the backdrop of the collapse of the American auto industry in Flint, Mich. called The Big Three Are after Me and an Appalachian Godfather series for television called Shiner, which has been selected by the Capital Fund Screenplay Competition, Table Read My Screenplay, and Women In Film’s Mini Upfronts and more. The first episode of the madcap series Zompire Vixens from Pluto! is now available as a comic book.

In addition to her creative endeavors, Jenna worked with the 501c3 non-profit Cinefemme to support and promote women filmmakers in the industry and ran their dinner series with industry movers and shakers called Dinner with Dames She is now building a production company and incubator for emerging filmmakers in the genre space called Disaster Capital. Whatever happens next, Jenna is looking forward to whatever is just around the corner.

CONTACT: Jenna Payne | jenna_payne [at]

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