The jed and
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We are a gaggle of filmmakers who want to make an independent feature film, called The Jed and Maisie Story. In order to sell that idea, we have made two short movies (episodes from the feature) as proof of concept. The two short movies are called CHICKEN and LIFT.
Who we are ...
Juliet Johnson and
are teaming up to produce and direct
THE JED AND MAISIE STORY.
Juliet is an NYU Film alumni, and has worked in the film industry on and off since leaving NYU. (The "off" being time she took to mother three children.) She has written ten screenplays, had six short plays produced in various theaters in NYC, L.A., WA and MD (as well as having them published in playwriting anthologies). She's published a comedic book of essays called Somebody's Always Hungry (about the insanity of child rearing), and has published numerous short stories and essays in anthologies, newspapers and magazines around the country. She has written two novels, both unpublished for the time being. CHICKEN is her directing debut.
Venita is a member of the Director’s Guild of America and previous DGA Award nominee. She’s enjoyed a successful run in production in film and TV, working on projects such as the hit TV shows Veronica Mars, CSI, The Shield, The District, and The X Files. She’s segued into writing, producing and directing and has written numerous screenplays as well as produced and directed the indie feature Black Widows. Her horror short, Used Body Parts, was a film festival hit last year, winning several awards and getting distribution on Amazon. She starts this year's film festival season with two new shorts she's produced, Angel and Amy's in the Freezer.
The Other Producer
Barry Opper completes the producing team with Juliet and Venita. He's produced: eleven feature films (amongst them Jeepers Creepers for MGM, Critters and its three sequels for New Line Cinema and Android for Island Pictures and Warner Bros), an award winning feature length documentary (called Slingshot about bringing clean water to children in third world countries), various short subjects and fifteen or so stage plays, some with international productions.