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Jen McGowan
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Jen McGowan is a director based in LA. Her most recent feature, RUST CREEK, was released in theaters January '19 by IFC Midnight and hailed as “the feminist horror Hollywood needs right now”.
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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

Personal Details

Los Angeles
Washington DC
London

United States, United Kingdom
English
APA
film: Adam Perry & Christina Campagnola
tv: Nate DeRemer & Jack Leighton
 
Echo Lake
Mike Marcus & Chelsea Benson

Work Details

 
Non-member

Alliance of Women Directors, Film Fatales

Director

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.