Jane Spencer began her career after studies at NYC Actor’s Studio Playwright/Director’s Unit under Elia Kazan and Arthur Penn and a degree in Theatre from the University of Texas, and studies at NYU Film.
Her first film, Little Noises, with Crispin Glover, Tatum O’Neal and Rik Mayall, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, was at Goteborg and Mill Valley Festival and was released in the USA to positive reviews.
She directed plays as well, including ‘Faces On Mars’ in Los Angeles and ‘Wake Up Running’ in London.
Her second film Faces On Mars premiered at the Solothurn Film Festival in Switzerland, and was released in Europe.
The Ninth Cloud is her third film and has been shown in competition at the Shanghai International Film Festival, The Raindance Film Festival,
The La Femme Film Festival and The Glasgow Film Festival. The Ninth Cloud is being repped by MCE (Marina Cordoni Entertainment) in Europe and Canada and Steven Adams at Buffalo8 Entertainment in Los Angeles and will open theatrically in Los Angeles in late October 2016 at Laemmle’s Music Hall.
Jane’s fourth feature film, South of Hope Street, is in financing/casting stages, but among attached actors are Icelandic star Hilmir Snaer Gudnason (101 Reykjavik), Middle Eastern star Dhaffer L’Abidine, Canadian up and coming actress Katie Boland, Michael Madsen, and we are currently in talks with a well-known US actress for the leading role.
South of Hope Street will film in Canada and Norway in mid 2017, coproduced by Ward9 Productions, and Film Camp/Norway and MCE out of Canada.
Also in development is a Television series. And the feature film The Velvet Gentleman, which is on the life of the eccentric French composer Erik Satie, and will star Jean Hugues Anglade as older Erik Satie (Betty Blue, Killing Zoe, Queen Margot, winner of Cannes), Rosanna Arquette as older Suzanne Valadon and Zoey Sidel as younger Suzanne Valadon and we are currently working on casting our lead actor as younger Satie.
Jane has served on the jury of the Visions du Reel Festival in France, spoken as a visiting director at the Andrzej Wadja Film School in Poland, and will be on panel this year at La Femme Film Festival regarding directing and producing.
Jane lives and works in Europe (Zurich, Switzerland) and L.A. She is represented by Susan Grant at GSK & Associates and Craig Emanuel at Loeb & Loeb.
- LIFE OF BOB (2006)Starring Julia Jentsch (Best Actress, European Film Awards, 2006, for ‘Sophie Scholl’), Meredith Ostrom and Margo Stilley
- HEY JOEY! (1990)Starring Keith Gordon and William Hickey (academy award nominee, Prizzi’s Honor)