Jennifer Crank Potts

Jennifer Crank Potts

Director, Producer, Screenwriter and Production Designer

Boston, Massachusetts

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About Jennifer

Jennifer Potts is an independent filmmaker specializing in directing, screenwriting, and production design. Jennifer graduated from Drew University with a BA in Theatre Arts. She co-founded and ran Cornerstone Performing Arts Center in Fitchburg, MA, where she oversaw a small non-equity theatre company and directed multiple productions every year.

Jennifer continued her education studying film/video production at Fitchburg State University, where she wrote and directed two short films and was awarded Film Student of the Year. Jennifer also received an MFA in Writing for the Stage and Screen from New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA).

Jennifer has written and directed multiple short films, which have screened at film festivals around the world and taken home multiple awards. Jennifer completed four feature-length scripts and one full-length play and continues to write and work on film projects in different capacities.

Jennifer lives in Worcester, MA, with her husband of 32 years. They have five grown children and a dog named Stewart.

Loglines

  • Writer's Retreat

    Writer's Retreat Budget: $100K - $1M | Thriller Comedy In this wild romping, gun-fighting tale, romance novelist Ginger Blue travels to an island to reawaken her writing muse, but instead finds herself cut off from civilization and fighting for her life. 

  • A Girl Named Harry

    A Girl Named Harry Budget: $1M - $5M | Comedy Drama Frustrated that she cannot land jobs as a female cinematographer in Los Angeles, Harriet Smith makes the bold decision to pass herself off as a man.

  • The Extraordinary World of Cecily Blinkstop

    The Extraordinary World of Cecily Blinkstop Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama Family Set in 1974 rural New England, this live-action family drama is about Cecily, a 7-year old girl who, following the death of her baby sister, lives in a world with no music, no color, no laughter, no love. That is, until a magical imaginary friend shows up and joins Cecily on the quest to save her family from the grief that is destroying them. 

Credits

  • Curls

    Curls (2019)
    Film Production designer

  • The Extraordinary World of Cecily Blinkstop

    The Extraordinary World of Cecily Blinkstop (2016 - 2018)
    Film (short) (Drama and Family) Writer, Director, & Production Designer Following the death of her baby sister, 7-year old Cecily creates a magical imaginary friend who joins Cecily on the quest to save her family from the grief that is destroying them.

  • Beyond the Grid

    Beyond the Grid (2016)
    Film Production designer

  • Charlie & Poppy

    Charlie & Poppy (2015)
    Film (short) (Drama) Director, Writer, Costume designer, Production designer Faced with the loss of his beloved grandfather, a young man sits at a train station platform, where he replays 20 years of childhood memories, desperately seeking for a way to keep his grandfather's spirit alive.

  • Home

    Home (2014)
    Film (short) by Jennifer Potts (Drama and War) Director, Writer, Producer A homeless man must overcome the demons in his head to find his way home.

Awards

  • Overall Audience Award, New England Film Festival
    (2019)

  • Best Dramatic Short, New England Indie Fest (SNOB)
    (2017)

  • Grand Prize, New England Spotlight: Rhode Island Int'l Film Festival's Screenplay Competition
    (2016)

  • Best International Short, Jagran Film Festival
    (2016)

  • Best Family Short, Queen City Film Festival
    (2016)

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