MOVIES AND PRODUCTIONS
The First Day. Contemporary Ballet by Patrick Leonard. Co- Producer/ Director. In Pre-Production
Soul Dog. Feature Documentary. Director, Producer, Writer. In Post- production
Element Film Festival. Producer. October 2009
Wilson and Ditch Webisodes, a Jim Henson Production. Director/Photographer. August 2009.
Go To College MT.com PSA and web content Director, Producer. July 2009
IndepenDANCE Community Dance Project Video. Director, Producer, Editor. July 2009
IndepenDANCE Community Dance Project Performance Co-producer, Choreographer, Dancer. December 2008 – June 2009
Frog, Chemical Water, You. Short. Director, Producer, Writer. November 2008. Commissioned by the Smithsonian Institution for exhibit at the National Zoo. Winner 09 College Television Award- Outstanding Children's program. Winner 09 International Wildlife Film Festival- Best Newcomer, honorable mention for narration, education, scientific content and conservation. Winner 09 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival Best Non-broadcast program, finalist best Children's program. Winner 09 HATCHfest hybridlife award for conservation. Finalist 09 KidsFirst! National film festival. Official Selection 09 American Conservation Film Festival.
Dancing Atoms. Sound Mixer. December 2008.
Rocket Scientists. For The National Science Foundation. Camera operator. December 2008.
Ceiba. Sound Mixer, Field Producer. November 2008. A movie about Mayan culture and wildlife for the Belize National Institute of Archaelogy.
White Wings Over Montana. Editor. May 2007. Winner 07 CINE- best amateur.
Montana PBS video editor, sound mixer and studio camera operator March 2007 – May 2009.
Breaking Boundaries, the Sondra Van Ert Story. Short. Producer, Director, Writer. December 2006. Winner National 07/08 Lunafest film festival (Toured 120 international cities) and official selection of 2007 Scene First Student film festival.
Lemonade. PA, Grip. June 2007
Food for Thought. Director. May 2007
Bozeman Alpaca Traders. Director. December 2006
The Effects of Alcohol on Hyperthermia. Editor. December 2006
The line. Editor. May 2007
Fractals. Camera Operator. November 2006
Madison Valley Pine Beetles. Cinematographer. March 2007
Nowhere to Roam. Sound. March 2007
Aura; Inspiration; Eclipse; The
Wind. Director/Editor/Cinematographer. 2006 – 2007
HATCHfest Girls for Change panelist. October 2009
Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival Next Gen panelist. October 2009
The Learning Circle Montessori Elementary School. June 2009
International Wildlife Film Festival. Wilma Theater. 1,0000 school kids May 2009
Montana State University Bozeman, MT. August 2006 - current. MFA candidate in Science and Natural History Filmmaking
• Profiled on MSU's homepage http://www.montana.edu/cpa/media/meetourminds/index.html
• Michael Brinkman Scholarship recipient
• Turner Foundation Scholarship recipient
University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM. August 1993 - May 1997
• May 1997 BS Biology Cum Laude
• Minor Professional Writing
• Magna Cum Laude in General Honors (24 credit interdisciplinary humanities program)
• Presidential Scholar. Full academic scholarship
• Additional 2D and 3D Fine Arts Coursework
• Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
Montana State University Graduate teaching assistant. 01/2009 – current. SFP 102 Film Production, SFP 400Advanced Commercial Production, and SFP 222 Cinema and theatrical lighting.
MSU Graduate research assistant. 01 – 05/2008. Media equipment technician. 08/2006 – 05/2007
Ireland National Snowboard Team Elite athlete. 01/2001– 04/2006
Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer Campaigner, fundraiser. 05/2003 – 11/2004
State of Montana. Fish, Wildlife and Parks Seasonal fisheries technician. 04 – 09/2004
US Forest Service Seasonal fisheries technician and crew leader. 06 – 11/2002 and 2003
Squaw Valley USA Snowboard team manager and coach. 11 – 05/ 2000, 2001, 2002
TimeLogic, Inc Contract Technical writer/ editor. 12/1999 – 05/2000
Los Alamos National Labs Environmental Restoration Project Technical writer/editor. 03 –12/ 1999
Museum of Southwestern Biology and Sevilleta Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Biological technician and curator's assistant. 05/1995 – 03/ 1999
Laboroatory of Prof R. Miller Laboratory Assistant. 09/1995 – 03/ 1996
The Darwin Station, Galápagos Islands Research Assistant. 05– 08/1995
ETC: Conversant in French and Spanish.
04/22/13: Frog, Chemical, Water, You wins audience choice award at Earthporth Film Festival!
|Thank you Earthport Film Festival Audience for this honor!|
"Back for a second year, the festival's focus is on discovering, inspiring, catalyzing, or documenting environmental action through short, independent films and video. This year's festival, guided by the 2013 Earth Day theme "The Face of Climate Change" will incorporate films that build awareness of the causes and impacts of climate change and how these challenges are being addressed. The Earth Port Film Festival is an Earth Day Network partner."
02/22/12: The Tiny Band Promotional video
|I had so much fun making this video for The Tiny Band. Based out of Bozeman Montana, this talented group of musicians is the perfect addition to your wedding, party, gala or other special event.|
10/07/11: Patrick Leonard HATCHfest Improv #9
|In collaboration HATCHfest, Hand Me Down Some Silver, and Peach Street Studios. Jen Grace Productions proudly presents Patrick Leonard.|
01/22/11: Promo video for The First Day
|Click to view video excerpts from The First Day|
|08/01/10: What a rewarding challenge it was to direct and produce this all original show!|
|story by Jessica Leonard|
music by Patrick Leonard
directed and produced by Jennifer Grace
choreography by Amy Lynn Stoddart
artistic design by Charlie Leonard
dance performance by Caitlyn Ross
video projections by Jennifer Grace
performance by Jeni Fleming, Patrick Leonard and Dana Glover
co-production by Kaite O'Neill and the Montana Ballet Company