Jennifer Mesich

Jennifer Mesich

Program Completed at the CFC

Cineplex Entertainment Film Program, Short Dramatic Film Program

Discipline Studied at CFC

Producer

Completion Year

2006, 2007

Current Information

Biography

Jennifer is currently the Director of Development and Production for Film and Television at Don Carmody Productions. She joined the company in 2012 and worked on such films as The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Pompeii and Wait Till Helen Comes.

Jennifer began by completing her studies at Niagara College (’03) and receiving her diploma in Radio, Television and Film. She went on to graduate from the Canadian Film Centre Producers’ Lab (’06), produce her first short film NIGHT (’07) and create her production company White Eagle Entertainment.

Jennifer’s first feature film, EATING BUCCANEERS starred Peter Keleghan, Leah Pinsent, Steven McCarthy and Gordon Pinsent. It played at numerous film festivals and was nominated for five Canadian Comedy Awards before arriving in Canadian theatres (’09), and having its US Premiere at the Chicago Just for Laughs Film Festival (’09).

Jennifer produced the short film FAMILY FIRST, which played at the Palm Springs International Shortfest (’11) and garnered a Golden Sheaf nomination for Best Comedy at the 2011 Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival. Her follow up was the short RUNG, which was part of the Official Selection at the Tribeca Film Festival (’12), Cinefest Film Festival (’11) and the Calgary Film Festival (’11).

In 2013 Jennifer decided to step into the director’s chair by directing, co-writing and co-producing her latest short film HIT MEN, starring Natalie Brown, Jonas Chernick and Peter Mooney. In 2015 HIT MEN will air on the CBC as part of it’s Canadian Reflections programming.

In addition to being alumni of the Berlinale Talent Lab (’11) and the Toronto International Film Festival Talent Lab (’10), she’s also a member of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, Women in Film & Television – Toronto and a mentor.Jennifer is currently the Director of Development and Production for Film and Television at Don Carmody Productions. She joined the company in 2012 and worked on such films as The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Pompeii and Wait Till Helen Comes.

Jennifer began by completing her studies at Niagara College (’03) and receiving her diploma in Radio, Television and Film. She went on to graduate from the Canadian Film Centre Producers’ Lab (’06), produce her first short film NIGHT (’07) and create her production company White Eagle Entertainment.

Jennifer’s first feature film, EATING BUCCANEERS starred Peter Keleghan, Leah Pinsent, Steven McCarthy and Gordon Pinsent. It played at numerous film festivals and was nominated for five Canadian Comedy Awards before arriving in Canadian theatres (’09), and having its US Premiere at the Chicago Just for Laughs Film Festival (’09).

Jennifer produced the short film FAMILY FIRST, which played at the Palm Springs International Shortfest (’11) and garnered a Golden Sheaf nomination for Best Comedy at the 2011 Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival. Her follow up was the short RUNG, which was part of the Official Selection at the Tribeca Film Festival (’12), Cinefest Film Festival (’11) and the Calgary Film Festival (’11).

In 2013 Jennifer decided to step into the director’s chair by directing, co-writing and co-producing her latest short film HIT MEN, starring Natalie Brown, Jonas Chernick and Peter Mooney. In 2015 HIT MEN will air on the CBC as part of it’s Canadian Reflections programming.

In addition to being alumni of the Berlinale Talent Lab (’11) and the Toronto International Film Festival Talent Lab (’10), she’s also a member of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, Women in Film & Television – Toronto and a mentor.