Jen Heck
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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 (2004), and at major film festivals including the Sundance Film Festival, the São Paulo International Film Festival, the Palm Springs International 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 other awards and nominations as well, including honors from New York Women in Film and Television, the Iris Prize, Zurich's Pink Apple, the Short Movie Awards, the Provincetown International Film Festival, the Big Muddy Film Festival, and Newfest. Currently a Senior 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 (TV series) (with Rod Hardy.) She’s currently in pre-production on a new documentary about the 1986 Space shuttle Challenger tragedy, and is writing a feature length version of her award-winning short film “Salamander.”

  • The Promised Band (Trailer)