behind the scenes
Growing up in Los Angeles, Janee has been in or around the film and television industry her entire life. Many years spent in the meeting and event planning industry often had her directly working with studio executives and Hollywood stars. In fact, she helped develop the Special Events Division at Paramount Studios, with Michael Pearson and Linda Emmal.
It comes as no surprise to people close to her that she would be filling her days with producing films. Whether it is an eclectic and unique short, a groundbreaking documentary, or a thought-provoking movie, Janee wants to make a difference in film.
In 2013 Janee worked as Executive Producer on the multiple award-winning horror, mystery short Chlorine. A project that would help to ignite her enthusiasm for producing films.
"Devon (Kate Levering), while studying in the new studio rented by her boyfriend, Shawn (Gil McKinney), explores a secret room under the floor. Soon, long-suppressed memories of her childhood start to surface. Driven by these tortured memories, she descends into a nightmare of fear and panic. Eerie clues about her past haunt her and blur the lines of reality. Will she unravel the mystery before its too late?"
The short follows a young couple in their mid 20's, Kenzie and Treyden, who get swept up in a whirlwind romance. Will their love be enough to keep them together? Starring Florence Howard as Kenzie, and Toby Sebastian as Treyden. Written and directed by the multi-award-winning filmmaker, James Hughes. The film is currently making its rounds in the film festival circuit.
Written & Directed by James Hughes (The Velvet Abstract, The Inuring)
Music by Jean-Pascal Beintus (Little Women, Godzilla, Ghost Writer)
Cinematography by Andreas Neo (Red Devil, Sergei, They Call Me the Kid)
Film Editing by Patrick J. Don Vito (Green Book, National Security, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery)
"Lauren (Katie Burton) is your typical high school senior. She’s learning to come into her own. With the help of her best friend, James, (Zack Gottsagen) she will finally step out of her shell and live her truth. Lauren comes from a deep-rooted Hispanic family with her father Diego, (George Lopez) and her mother Monica, (Marlene Forte). They had hopes and expectations for their only daughter."
From Director Lorena Gordon, At Last, is a beautiful story of friendship, bravery, and being true to yourself. The film is currently making its way through virtual/live film festivals and recently has won numerous awards!
Cinematography by Dean Cundey (Jurassic Park, Apollo 13, Escape From New York)
Film Editing by R. Brett Thomas (Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert, Washed Away, Bad Internet)
The Sands Of Time
The Sands Of Time is a story of love and time travel. Starring Hugh Ross, Abigail McKern, and Tessa Bonham Jones. The film has been completed and started its festival journey on Christmas day 2020 in Bali.
Film Editing by Jose Garrido (Humanity From Space, Comet Encounter, Dead or Alive)
Cinematography by Ariel Artur (Chasing Shadows, Trouble Will Find Us, Borderline)
Film Editing by Benjamin Gerstein (The Watch, Born and Reared, Made in Belfast)
Visual Effects by Steve Wright (Shutter Island, The Black Dahlia, Blade: Trinity)
Currently in post-production with a very important message and a personal topic for her. Toxicant Induced Loss of Tolerance and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome is currently affecting 1 in 6 people around the world. It is a relentless condition that does not discriminate. The awareness and validation Janee hopes to spread, as someone who lives with TILT and MCAS every day, is crucial for the patients and the medical community, who need to be prepared to properly treat them. This documentary will also touch upon related auto-immune disorders.
Directed by James Hughes (When the Rain Sets In, The Sands of Time, The Velvet Abstract)
Film Editing by Jose Garrido (The CIA's Lost Army, How the Universe Works, Naked Science)
Ian Ebright is the writer/director of the award-winning narrative short films The Devil Needs a Fix and From the Sky.
Pinwheel Horizon takes place on a distant planet, where three elite warriors approach their final confrontation as division sets in. Filming is set to start in the fall of 2021 with a 2022 release date.
A Monk with a gun
Janee has teamed up with Pawo Choyning Dorji after his break-out hit, Lunana: A Yak In The Classroom to bring a worldwide audience, A Monk With A Gun (working title). Films Boutique has also signed on and filming is planned for Spring 2022. This film has also been selected by France's Centre National du Cinema for funding. More of the journey of this film to come in 2022.
How to ruin the holidays
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Who doesn't love a holiday comedy? Colin Mochrie (Whose Line Is IT Anyway?) and Amber Nash star in this heartwarming film which showcases diversities and how they play out within a family's holiday gathering. Written by Kevin Gillese, the film uses adult humor as seen by Nash as the leading lady who departs Atlanta for Los Angeles who must navigate mishaps while juggling a life-changing decision regarding her brother (Luke Davis) with special needs. HTRTH also stars Aisha Tyler and Henry Zebrowski. Filming begins in Fall 2021 with a holiday release in late 2022.