Private Project

Ride The Wave

  • Colleen Davie Janes
  • Scott Morrell
  • Sylvana Jakich
  • Rob Alicea
  • Rob Alicea
    Adulthood, G Spotters
  • Scott Morrell
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  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Dramedy
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 10, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Colleen Davie Janes

A graduate of Boston University Film School with a concentration in Acting, Colleen Davie Janes was born and raised in Nashville, TN. She began her career in film as a Production Assistant on Oliver Stone’s “JFK” in New Orleans, moving on to “A Bronx Tale”, “Carlito’s Way”, “Last Action Hero”, “6 Degrees of Separation”, “Sabrina” by Sydney Pollack, as well as the Nickelodeon TV show “Pete and Pete”.

Colleen quickly transitioned into a highly sought-after Production Coordinator for commercials, music videos, and features, working with: Hype Williams, John Bayer, Jonus Ackerlund and M. Knight Shyamalan.

In between coordinating positions, Colleen began directing and producing her own commercial spots for Edge Auto Rentals, Chelsea Guitars Series (DiMassimo NY).

Today Colleen Davie Janes is an award-winning director/writer based in New York, NY. She wrote and directed the multi-award winning short film “First Chair”, and directed the award winning short musical "Christmas Eve: Panic at the Pole". In 2017/2018, she wrote and directed the short films "Cut! Don’t Cut!", “Crash Pad”, “Blind Trust” and “Sirens’ Song” all picked upon for domestic and international distribution by First Focus.

Her strength lies in her ability to master multiple genres and interests, which she explores through voice, character, narrative, cinematography and sound. This includes mockumentary, dark comedy, romantic comedy and musicals. Colleen was honored to be selected as a 2017 “SHOOT Magazine New Director” honored at the DGA in New York City. She also is the originating writer and co-screenwriter of “The Family Remains”, a feature film optioned as a Broadway musical in 2017 by Tilted Windmills, which is set for feature production in 2020.

Additional work includes: Associate Producer on the NRI feature “Knots Urbane” dir. Kumar Selvaraju. UPM for the Oscar shortlist and Sundance “Grand Jury” nominee “Quest for Honor” dir. Mary Ann Bruni. Producer for high budget short films (50k+), “Southbound”, Uncommon Productions, dir. Tim Disney; “Leaving Ashland” (Los Angeles Film Festival), Unspoken Pictures, and “Charlie Keats”, Atomic Robot.

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