A native of Arkansas, Jen Gerber built her film career in Chicago before completing an MFA in writing and directing from Columbia University in New York. She recently released her debut feature film THE REVIVAL with a theatrical run in Los Angeles and digital distribution on all the major platforms. The film received a jury special mention at NewFest for “outstanding performances” and The Hollywood Reporter called the film “riveting”. Ira Sachs (LITTLE MEN, LOVE IS STRANGE) said “It came to me half way through that it was an Ingmar Bergman movie set in the Ozarks.” Jen freelanced for over a decade as a writer, director and 1st assistant director for a variety of commercial production companies in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. As a 1st assistant director Jen worked with James Franco on The Sound and the Fury and Black Dog Red Dog starring Whoopi Goldberg, Olivia Wilde and Chloe Sevigny. Jennifer is currently in development with her next directing projects which include Pretty Near Perfect, a semi-autobiographical story of growing up in the South as a teenage beauty queen with a bipolar mother and Shelter starring Zazie Beetz and David Rysdahl.