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.
07/19/09: Sarah in The Labyrinth
|Day one in L.A. The Jim Henson Company. It is surreal to be mentoring within the company that inspired so much of my childhood imagination: the Muppets, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock and yes, Labyrinth. And whose legacy informs my creativity, humor and inspiration to this very day. Is this all in Sarah's dream? Am I in fact living the labyrinth?|
I'm lost in the goblin city, surrounded by a maze of concrete- Endless walls of businesses that deceive. There are people who, like the Fieries, will offer you a good time but lead you astray. There are degenerates and kings that hide behind false ego. Things are not as they seem. And there is me, unsure of my quest and direction but learning my strength. And just like Sarah, I am trying to find true friends.
|07/16/09: Finalist at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival|
|Jackson Hole Film Competition Finalists Announced Frog, Chemical, Water, You is a finalist in two categories at the . Best Children's Program and Best Nonbroadcast program. |
JACKSON, WY. The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival is pleased to announce the selection of film finalists for its 2009 competition. Judges from around the world representing the Festival's Board of Directors viewed 425 films entered into some 750 categories from more than 25 countries, for a record
number of submissions.
Considered the highest honor of the "nature and environment" genre, the 2009 award winners will be selected during the media industry conference held in Grand Teton Park at the Jackson Lake Lodge Sept 28-Oct 2, and will be announced at the Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner Thursday, October 1st.
|06/18/09: Faith, a contemporary Ballet|
|Click on the picture to see the video on vimeo|
Choreographer: Jennifer Grace
Music: Closedown by The Cure
Dancers: Amy Burke, Jackie Englehart, Jennifer Grace, Jeanne Moe
Video Producer, Editor Jennifer Grace
©Jennifer Grace 2009
My contemporary ballet, Faith began as an ode to the grandiose music of The Cure and an encounter with a lightning storm. In the end it came to represent the fear of starting a new creative project, the support I got along the way and how with support an artist can really take off. Its title comes from the Margaret Shepherd quote, "Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith." Its title is also a tribute to the Cure album of the same name.
|06/01/09: IndepenDANCE Community Dance Project|
|Emerson Crawford Theater|
June 18th 2009
What a journey it has been to choreograph a contemporary ballet piece for the first time!
There have been about 30 of us working on this event since January! I love being a part of this community art project.
"The IndepenDANCE Community Dance Project will perform at the Emerson Cultural Center's Crawford Theater on Thursday, June 18th at 7:30 p.m. IndepenDANCE is an alliance of adult dancers of all ages in the Bozeman area. This performance will showcase their artistry; and encourage dance as a lifelong passion. They will perform a variety of styles from Classical Ballet to Samba, Scottish, Hip hop, African and modern. Tickets are available at Cactus Records, ERA downtown and at the door. Please join us for an evening of community art and inspiration!"
|05/27/09: Frog, Chemical, Water, You is on display at the Smithsonian!|
|If you are in DC, please pay a visit to the National Zoo, where you can see my video and the entire exhibit on environmental contamination!|