Jennifer Crank Potts

Jennifer Crank Potts

Director, Producer and Screenwriter

Boston, Massachusetts

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About Jennifer

I am an independent filmmaker, theatre director, screenwriter, educator, and playwright, and I am living proof that life does not need to slow down when you get to the middle. I graduated from Drew University in 1992 with a BA in Theatre Arts. I co-founded and ran Cornerstone Performing Arts Center in Fitchburg, MA, where I oversaw a small non-equity theatre company and directed multiple productions every year. In 2012, I returned to school to study film/video production at Fitchburg State University, where I wrote and directed two short films and was awarded 2014 Film Student of the Year. While at Fitchburg State, I wrote and directed a short film titled Home, which screened at Woods Hole Film Festival, LA Women's International Film Festival, Boston International Film Festival , and International Film Festival of Cinematic Art.

In July 2016, I graduated from New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) with a MFA in Writing for the Stage and Screen. While at NHIA I wrote three feature-length screenplays and one full-length play. My short film Charlie & Poppy screened at nearly 20 film festivals around the world and took home three "best of" awards. In 2018, my short film based on my feature film, The Extraordinary World of Cecily Blinkstop was selected to screen at Rhode Island International Film Festival and took home first place in the Kids Eye Competition. In 2019, The Extraordinary World of Cecily Blinkstop screened in the New England Film Festival where it won the Overall Audience Award and runner up for Best Drama.

I teach half time on the Humanities faculty at Regis College in Weston, MA. I live in Worcester, MA, with my husband of 29 years. We have five grown children and one puppy 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 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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