About JEN HECK
Jen Heck is an American writer, director, and producer best known for her award-winning films. A graduate of Columbia's prestigious MFA directing program, her work has appeared at the Whitney Biennial, and at major film festivals including the Sundance Film Festival, the São Paulo International Film Festival, the Palm Springs International Film Festival, Cinequest, The Woodstock Film Festival, and the Hamptons International Film Festival. Her stories are often described as "quirky", with themes of love, isolation, and the delicate nature of relationships between young women commonly recurring. Her signature visual style often incorporates found or pre-existing media with rich, original material to create a unique, heavily stylized narrative result.
Ms. Heck's work has garnered a number of awards and nominations, including honors from New York Women in Film and Television, the Iris Prize, Cinequest, Zurich's Pink Apple, the Short Movie Awards, the Provincetown International Film Festival, the Big Muddy Film Festival, and Newfest.
Currently a Senior/Supervising Producer at House Hunters International, Jen has also worked as a shooter and producer at networks including MTV, VH1, G4/TechTV, Current TV, and Bravo. She has shadow directed on Showtime's Dexter (with Steve Shill) and TNT's Leverage (with Rod Hardy). Her most recent film was a collaboration with Van Jones about musician Prince's secret philanthropic work. She’s currently developing a scripted feature film about the little known true-story behind a 1980s amusement park tragedy.
She currently lives in New York City.