This is a still from Jean's pre-thesis film Mr. Lamb

May 2018

So You Like the Neighborhood was Shortlisted for a 2018 BAFTA Student Film Award! 

​​April 2018

Excited to announce that  So You Like the Neighborhood will be at this year’s @Tribeca Film Festival! Hope to see you there! Stay tuned for ticket information. Learn more about this year’s program:

March 2018
So You Like the Neighborhood was the 2018 2nd Place Winner of The Wasserman Award at NYU.

October, 2017

I am one of six finalists selected for the 2017 Black List Feature Writers Lab!  The news has hit the trades! Here is the announcement in The Wrap and on Going Into the Story

October, 2017

My pre-thesis film "Mr. Lamb" was selected to air on PBS as part of KQED's Film School Shorts program. 

Sept, 2016

Jean's feature screenplay "The Rovers" was an Austin Film Festival Finalist! It was 1 of 4 scripts remaining in the Comedy Competition, out of almost 9,000 total entries across all categories. 

​Summer 2016
Jean's feature screenplay "The Rovers" advanced to the Quarterfinal Round of the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting. It's one of only 357 to emerge from the First Round from 6,915 total entries.

​​Spring 2015
Jean's short film Queso Flameado was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Dallas International Film Festival in the Shorts Program.  


Fall 2013

Jean's pre-thesis film Mr. Lamb was the Winner of the Audience Choice Award at the Williamsburg Independent Film Festival.

​​​​​Both of Jean's shorts, Mr. Lamb and Queso Flameado were Official Selections of film festivals all over the US and world, including Woodstock, Rooftop Films in Brooklyn, Dallas International, Melbourne Underground, and the Opera Prima in Spain. 

Both of Jean's shorts, Mr. Lamb and Queso Flameado found distribution, and are available on VOD on both Brooklyn-on-Demand and Indieflix​. Click on links for the films. 

Summer 2014 

Jean was the recipient of the prestigious Peter Gould and TSOA Graduate Scholarship, as well as the MFA Summer Internship Fund granted by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts of Sciences.

Jean's feature length documentary The Bard Space Program​ won The Award of Excellence at the 10th Annual Berkeley Film Festival

Festivals & Awards