Film Industry Role: Producer; Actress
Major works: “Evolution of a Criminal” (2014); “Chelsea on the Rocks” (2008)
Major Awards and Nominations: Grand Jury Prize at Full Frame at SXSW
Jen Gatien has produced 17 feature films. Her documentary about the famed Chelsea Hotel was directed by Abel Ferrara and premiered at the Cannes Film Festival as official selection.
Gatien produced three films that premiered in Sundance narrative competition: HOUNDDOG starring Dakota Fanning and Robin Wright Penn, HOLY ROLLERS starring Jesse Eisenberg and FOR ELLEN starring Paul Dano and Jena Malone. Gatien premiered JACK AND DIANE and DIXIELAND which both starred Riley Keough at the Tribeca Film Festival.
She produced KISS OF THE DAMNED by Xan Cassavetes which premiered at the Venice Film Festival and SXSW in 2013. Along with Spike Lee, Gatien produced EVOLUTION OF A CRIMINAL by Darius Clark Monroe which won the Grand Jury Prize at Full Frame after premiering at SXSW.
Her film MIDNIGHT SUN starring Bella Thorne will be widely released in July 2017. Gatien is currently in production on FURLOUGH starring Melissa Leo and Whoopi Goldberg and in development on a feature based on New York nightclubs in the nineties with Alfonso Gomez-Rejon.
Gatien is member of the Producers Guild of America and serves as chair of the board of Lower East Side Girls Club.