Film Fatales
Jen McGowan

Jen McGowan is a director based in Los Angeles. Her first feature KELLY & CAL (starring Juliette Lewis, Cybill Shepherd & Jonny Weston) premiered at SXSW Film Festival where she won the Gamechanger Award. The film was released by IFC Films to rave reviews.

Jen got her start with award-winning short films, CONFESSIONS OF A LATE BLOOMER and TOUCH, both of which played at over a hundred festivals in the US and abroad.

Jen is the creator of, a skill-sharing site for women in Film and Television named Best in LA 2016 by LA Weekly. It was also featured on Indiewire and is part of the Sundance Women’s Initiative Resource.

Jen is a Film Independent Fellow, a finalist for the Clint Eastwood Filmmakers Award, and a recipient of the AWD Breakout Award for Excellence in Directing. She was also named one of Vulture’s Women Directors Hollywood Should Be Hiring.

Jen is currently in post on her second feature film the elevated thriller, RUST CREEK.

Selected Works

  • Kelly & Cal (Trailer)