Jane Shepard

Jane Shepard

Horse Films
Actor, Filmmaker, Playwright, Producer and Screenwriter

Boulder, Colorado

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About Jane

  • Wrote the screenplay for the Showtime original movie FREAK CITY, subsequently nominated for a Writer's Guild Award. Have worked on independent films & in Hollywood; as well as written, directed & produced three award-winning short films (narrative).
    * For stage, over 25 productions of my plays in New York & around the country; two compilations of my plays in print, including a popular collection of my short works KICKASS PLAYS FOR WOMEN, published by Samuel French. Most recently wrote & directed DUDE, IT'S BOULDER, a history of the town which enjoyed a sold-out run in e-Town Hall last December. Currently founding a production company to write & direct features here in Colorado.
    * As an actor, graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and worked in the Colorado Shakespeare Festival & as a member of the Denver Center Theater Company for several seasons before going on to Equity work in L.A. and New York. Experience in film, television & stage.

Unique traits: Ride Unicycle / Motorcycle • Especially enjoy cross-gender roles •. Ride Horseback (saddle or no saddle) • Love working with animals & kids •. Physically strong. •. Large array of accents, limps, twitches, & seizures. •. Can stutter in a Scottish Brogue. • Professional cartoonist & muralist

Credits

  • Earning the Day

    Earning the Day (2015)
    Film by Jane Shepard (Comedy) Writer/Director/Producer Y'know how we all have those self-critical inner voices? Well, Edna has lots of them, only hers exist physically! So Edna is followed by a drill sergeant, a nutritionist, a question elf and a passel of negative negators. A whimsical comedy with a meaningful underbelly, looking at the nature of self-criticism and how we can step away from them.

  • Nine

    Nine (2000)
    Film by Horse Films, Jane Shepard director (Drama) Writer/Director/Producer Two women held against their will and the mind games they play to keep one another alive. This 40-minute featurette features two powerful performances in a nail-biting story about the emotional/pyschological cost of surviving atrocity.

  • Freak City

    Freak City (1999)
    TV Movie by Showtime (Drama) Screenwriter The friendship between five people in a care center for the disabled. When a cynical young woman with Multiple Sclerosis is put in a care center against her will, she finds it is her emotional blocks, not her physical ones, that stand in her away. Writer's Guild Award Nomination for screenplay.

  • Awesome Lotus

    Awesome Lotus (1983)
    Film Actress

Awards

  • Writers Guild Award (nomination) FREAK CITY, 2000

  • New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships, in Playwrighting and Screenwriting

  • Jane Chambers Award for Playwrighting, for COMMENCING

  • Sloan Foundation Fellowship, for THE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO THE BRAIN

  • The Roberts Chesley Playwrighting Award, Best Emerging Playwright

  • The Berrilla Kerr Award for Playwrighting

  • The Writer's Guild Foundation Fellowship

  • The Frank Pisco Playwrighting Award for New Plays, for THREE TO GET READY

  • Award of Merit, Awareness Film Festival, for EARNING THE DAY

  • Award of Merit, Women Filmmmakers, for EARNING THE DAY

  • Honorable Mention Award, Rochester Film Festival, for NINE

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