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Jennifer Potts

Filmmaker - Theatre Director

Screenwriter - Playwright

MOVIE PROJECTS

The Extraordinary World of Cecily Blinkstop

Charlie & Poppy

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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. After the youngest of my five children went to school, 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. 

 

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 on the Humanities faculty at Regis College in Weston, MA, where I am also the Director of the Fine Arts Center. I live in Worcester, MA, with my husband of 29 years. We have five grown children and one young puppy named Stewart.

Read Women in Film and Video New England's Spotlight on Jennifer Potts.

 
 

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Jennifer Potts is a member of the following organizations: New York Women in Film & Television, Women in Film & Video New England, Women Make Movies, Independent Filmmaker Project, Filmmakers Collaborative, and North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce.

 
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