Jen Gatien is a filmmaker based in New York City. She has produced 17 feature films with both award winning and emerging directors. Jen’s work includes a documentary about the iconic Chelsea Hotel which premiered as Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival. The film was directed by Abel Ferrara and stars Milos Forman, Grace Jones, Ethan Hawke and Dennis Hopper. Other works include Hounddog starring Dakota Fanning and Robin Wright, Holy Rollers starring Jesse Eisenberg, and For Ellen starring Paul Dano, all of which premiered in competition at the Sundance Film Festival. Kiss of the Damned, directed by Xan Cassavetes, premiered at the Venice Film Festival. Alongside Spike Lee, Jen also produced Evolution of a Criminal for PBS, a documentary directed by Darius Clark Monroe on the bank robbery he committed as a teenager and reconciling his past as an adult. Other films include Furlough starring Tessa Thompson, Whoopi Goldberg and Anna Paquin, and Midnight Sun starring Bella Thorne. She currently is developing her fourth project with Academy Award winning actress Melissa Leo as she finishes post-production on her directorial debut for Neon. Her scripted series Limelight will be directed by Emily Mortimer.
Since 2012, Jen has served as a board member of the Lower East Side Girls Club as well as a volunteer for Pupstarz Dog Rescue and the Mercer Houston Dog Run. She is a certified artist by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and a graduate of Columbia University.
Jen is represented by Thirty Three Management.