Jane Spencer studied writing and directing at the University of Texas/Austin and UT Dallas, where she received a BA in Theatre with a minor in Philosophy.

She studied filmmaking at NYU and at the New School in New York City, where she wrote and directed plays and short films, and was a member of the Playwright’s Unit at Circle Rep. Lab and also studied playwriting and directing under Elia Kazan and Arthur Penn at The Actors Studio in New York City.

Her first film, Little Noises, starring Crispin Glover, Tatum O’Neal and Rik Mayall, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, was screened in competition at Goteborg, in Sweden, and at the Wine Valley Festival in California, and was theatrically released in the USA to positive reviews.

She went on to direct plays in both England and USA, and wrote and directed her second film, Faces On Mars, which premiered at the Solothurn Film Festival in Switzerland in 2003.

The Ninth Cloud is her third feature film, and has just been picked up by Shoreline Entertainment for representation. Reviews and articles can be found on the website, and the film is currently going out to festivals for 2014 and distribution.

She has several projects in development, through her company Ward9 Productions, and is in prep for her fourth feature film, South of Hope Street, which will star Tanna Frederick and Hilmir Snaer Gudnason in the lead roles, and will be filmed in Switzerland and Norway in late 2014/early 2015.

Short Films

  • 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)