If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.Jessica Jennings has and always will be an ambitious media professional driven to succeed in the film and television industry.
~William Arthur Ward~
~William Arthur Ward~
Born and raised in a little town called Mount Hope, Ontario, Jessica was drawn to media arts, dramatic arts and photography at an early age. During her youth and throughout her high school career at Ancaster High School, Jessica trained and excelled in creating independent films, photography and performing in plays and musicals. She graduated with honours, top mark in Communications Technology and with a scholarship called the “Follow Your Quest” award given to one student clearly set on course to follow their dreams.
Jessica pursued her passion of telling compelling stories and immediately enrolled in film and television production at the Toronto Film School (International Academy of Design & Technology) following high school. After graduating with honours, a scholarship and an Award of Excellence in Screenwriting, she was then invited to teach and design the curriculum for two courses in the Acting for Film and Television program: Directing 1 - about the director’s perspective through the process of filmmaking, and Directing 2 - about rehearsal techniques and casting.
Education hungry, Jessica took Business and Travel Journalism courses at George Brown College in 2006/2007, as well as Business Management for Media Professionals at Humber College in 2009.
In 2006, Jessica formed her own independent production company called Momentum Media, as an umbrella to freelance and produce her own productions on the side of maintaining full-time professional work in the industry. As a filmmaker, Jessica’s experience spans over 40 TV series, pilots, feature films, documentaries, commercials, corporate videos and short films. Most recently, she was a Production Manager on a feature film called “Lucky 7”, as well as a line producer on the short film “Les jeux d’enfants”, which premiered at the Vancouver International Film Festival in September 2008. She currently has numerous projects in development as a producer.
Jessica has been given the privilege of learning from some accomplished producers as a producer’s assistant. She started as the assistant to Bill Marshall, founder of the Toronto International Film Festival and receiver of the Order of Canada, working on various film and television projects and coordinating a videogame competition called The Vortex Videogame Competition. Following that, she became the assistant to the Executive Producers: Bill Mustos and Anne Marie La Traverse on the groundbreaking television series “Flashpoint” for CTV and CBS. Currently, Jessica is the assistant to the President and Executive Producer of Whizbang Films: Frank Siracusa – award-winning producer of Passchendaele, ZOS, Trojan Horse, H2O, Men with Brooms, Due South, etc. (www.whizbangfilms.com) Jessica is working on numerous projects in development and production including: a MOW for the Hallmark Channel, a TV Pilot called “US Attorney” for CBS Paramount, a TV Series for Canwest’s Showcase Television, as well as multiple feature films.