"Clark shows masterful control of her volatile material. She doesn’t judge but you get a piercing impression of just how dreadful the meth habit is and its ripple effect on anyone close to an addict."
- John Townsend, Lavender Magazine
METH HEAD was born of my desire to share what I learned, to educate about the drug and to help those at risk of falling prey to its fast moving clutches. Since the first day I started working on the film I spoken to so many people who's lives have been touched by methamphetamine that even I have been surprised by the numbers. I've met mothers and lovers of addicts. I've met recovering addicts and people who had no idea about the drug. On tour with the film, I have spoken at numerous Q&A's and on panels about my experiences as a family member and friend of meth addicts, my knowledge of the drug from a clinical and personal perspective, and the knowledge I have gained from others through this journey.
Jane Clark is a writer/director/producer based in Los Angeles and owner of FilmMcQueen (Website). In February 2014, she released her second feature through Gravitas Ventures - CRAZY BITCHES (Trailer) , a horror-comedy-sex romp, which enjoyed a successful international festival run, with nominations for Best Film, Best Soundtrack and Best Supporting Actress and a Best Ensemble Cast award at QCinema. Her feature-directing debut was METH HEAD (Trailer), starring Lukas Haas, which garnered 12 awards, including Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Lead Actor. The film was released through Random Media in June 2014. In 2010 she produced the feature film, ELENA UNDONE for writer/director Nicole Conn, which was released through Wolfe Releasing in February, 2013.
Her seventh short, BEYOND WORDS (Trailer), written and directed for producer Pete Maggi (MERCHANT OF VENICE, HEAD IN THE CLOUDS) won the Illuminate Award in 2009. All prior films have seen Jane multi-tasking as producer/director/writer/editor, including THE TOUCH (Trailer), which played 30+ festivals, won best short and aired on HERE TV; and CARRIE’S CHOICE (Trailer), which was made with the support of Planned Parenthood – LA. Both films were fiscally sponsored by Women Make Movies and supported by the Panasonic Digital Filmmakers grant. CARRIE’S CHOICE won 1 award, was nominated for best short, was a finalist in the USA Film Festival and is now distributed through Intermedia, Inc,. Her second short, A HOST OF DAFFODILS, played 16 festivals, earned 2 awards and was nominated 4 times for best short film.
Jane started her career as an actor on stage, TV and Film, including a recurring role on CHICAGO HOPE. She has spoken numerous times on panels about subjects ranging from film production and distribution to making issue based films and the films themselves.
METH HEAD AWARDS
Winner: Best Narrative Drama
OUT ON FILM: ATLANTA
Winner: Best First Feature
Winner: Best Actor: Lukas Haas
Winner: Best First Feature
FILMOUT SAN DIEGO
Winner: Best Feature
Winner: Best Director
Winner: Best Screenplay
Winner: Best Actor - Lukas Haas
Winner: Best Supporting Actor: Blake Berris
Winner: Best Supporting Actress: Necar Zadegan
Winner: Silver Remi Best Narrative Drama
Finalist - Best Feature
CRAZY BITCHES AWARDS
Winner: Best Ensemble Cast
Nominated: Best Soundtrack
Nominated: Best Supporting Actress
Nominated: Best Film
SHORT FILM AWARDS
Best Dramatic Short
Winner: Best Dramatic Short - Qcinema
Winner: Best Women's Issue Film
Bare Bones Film Festival
A HOST OF DAFFODILS
Winner: Best Dramatic Short
Nomnated 4 Times: Best Dramatic Short
Finalist: USA Film Festival