Jen McGowan is a director based in LA. Her recent feature, the survival thriller, RUST CREEK, was released in theaters by IFC Midnight, hailed as “the feminist thriller Hollywood needs” by Harper’s Bazaar and “certified fresh” at 84% on Rotten Tomatoes.
McGowan’s first feature, the dramedy KELLY & CAL (Juliette Lewis & Cybill Shepherd) premiered at SXSW where she won the Gamechanger Award. It was released theatrically by IFC Films (71% on Rotten Tomatoes).
In television she directed episodes of STAR TREK:DISCOVERY, TWILIGHT ZONE and THE GAME for Paramount+. With her partner Eliza Lee she co-created & sold the series, Angelica, about the last remaining abortion clinic in a small Midwest town. Creator of Glass Elevator she also mentors other filmmakers through the AWD. She is attached to the sci-fi action CAPSULE with Hutch Parker (LOGAN, X-MEN) for 20th Century. Since 2017 she has trained as an amateur boxer with Golden Gloves champ Jill Morley.