bio in brief

* A genre writer with a focus on sci-fi, thriller, and horror, along with historical fiction

* Repped by Circle of Confusion in the US

* Won the TrackingB screenwriting competition in 2021

* Directed 9 short films, including sci-fi thriller STREAM, which premiered at the Oscar-qualifying festival FlickerFest in 2023

* Wrote and produced a sci-fi web series that has over 1 million views online

* Funded by the ABC to develop a dark comedy animation series

* Hit YA novel published in 2016

* Has produced and directed collaborations for brands such as Hermes Paris


Jenna is a writer with a life-long passion for genre. She wrote her first fantasy short story when she was 6, and attempted her first novel when she was 13 (also fantasy, and horrifically derivative!). In 2016 Jenna’s first real, non-derivative novel, an historical YA titled Tattoo, was published and has gone on to become a hot fan favourite amongst teens and adults alike.

Aside from fiction, Jenna is an award-winning screenwriter and director. She’s represented at Circle of Confusion in the US, who rep such creatives as Joe Robert Cole (Black Panther) and the Wachowskis (The Matrix).

Jenna has been mentored by Tom Benedek, the writer of the Oscar-winning sci-fi classic COCOON, directed by Ron Howard, and has also worked with Stephen Corvini, Emmy-winning producer of SBS’s SAFE HARBOUR. Jenna has been funded by Screen Australia, VicScreen, and the ABC on a variety of projects, and studied screenwriting at RMIT, where she received the VicScreen award for Most Accomplished Graduating Student.

Jenna was the writer and director of the retro dystopian web series 2121, starring TV legend Gary Sweet, which screened at Toronto Webfest and Hollyshorts, and has over 1 million views online. She’s directed 9 short films, including her most recent, the tech thriller STREAM, which premiered at Oscar-qualifying Flickerfest in 2023, and the upcoming thriller THE MISSING. Jenna will be directing her first feature, INCENDIARY, in 2024. Jenna has also directed numerous music videos, short non-fiction, and commercial projects for brands such as Hermes Paris.

Also a 10-year veteran of marketing and event co-ordination, Jenna’s experience in business and independent film makes her highly-skilled at bringing visions to life on strict budgets, within tight timeframes.

Jenna focuses on highly-commercial genre concepts with international appeal. Her work is known for featuring complex and flawed female protagonists, and for having a strong understanding of conflict and pacing.