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KELLY & CAL, TOUCH, RUST CREEK
SXSW Gamechanger Award
50 Women Who Will Change the World in Media & Entertainment
2019 WeForShe DirectHer program
A Film Independent Fellow
finalist for the Clint Eastwood Filmmakers Award
AWD Breakout Award for Excellence in Directing
named one of Vulture’s Women Directors Hollywood Should Be Hiring
Alliance of Women Directors, Film Fatales
Jen McGowan is a director based in Los Angeles. Her most recent feature film, RUST CREEK, was released in theaters January '19 by IFC Midnight and hailed as “the feminist horror Hollywood needs right now” by Harper's Bazaar.
McGowan's first feature KELLY & CAL (Juliette Lewis & Cybill Shepherd) premiered at SXSW where she won the Gamechanger Award. The film was released theatrically by IFC Films to rave reviews. She got her start with award-winning short films, CONFESSIONS OF A LATE BLOOMER and TOUCH, which played at over a hundred festivals worldwide winning the majority.
In partnership with Level Forward, she is the creator of Glass Elevator, an international skill-sharing, networking & jobs resource for professional women in film & television. With over 3,000 members, Glass Elevator was named Best in LA by LA Weekly, is part of the Sundance Women’s Initiative Resource and was featured in Forbes.