Crowdfunding it’s promise and pitfalls
April 27, 2019 | 2:00pm – 4300pm
Art Institute Houston
4140 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027
Instructor: Jenny Waldo
A native of Washington, DC, Jenny graduated from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts with a MFA in Film Production where she won a coveted directing scholarship and focused on writing, directing, and producing scripted and documentary films. She was a producer on the feature The Preacher’s Daughter (2013) and the feature documentary The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004) along with writing/directing Sisters (2016 WIFTI Short Film Showcase) and producing Meggan’s Journey (2017 Boomtown Festival) and Next Exit (2017 Maryland Film Festival). Jenny also teaches scripted and documentary production at Houston Community College’s Filmmaking Program and Screenwriting at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA). Jenny’s latest short film she wrote and directed, Acid Test, is currently in festivals including BendFilm Festival in Oregon, Austin Film Festival, Snowdance in Germany, Bechdel Film Festival, and was recently selected for the 2018 Women in Film and Television International (WIFTI) Short Film Showcase. To date, the short has won Best Short film and a Special Jury Prize and been nominated for Best Actress in a Short during its festival run. Jenny is currently adapting it into a feature film about Jenny’s tumble through self-discovery in the early 1990’s.