"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

JANE CLARK

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PERSONAL STATEMENT

 

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.

 

BIOGRAPHY

 

 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.

FILM AWARDS

 

METH HEAD AWARDS

 

QCINEMA

Winner: Best Narrative Drama

 

OUT ON FILM: ATLANTA
Winner: Best First Feature

Winner: Best Actor: Lukas Haas

 

PHILLY QFEST
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


WORLDFEST: HOUSTON
Winner: Silver Remi Best Narrative Drama 

 

DC INDEPENDENT

Finalist - Best Feature

 

CRAZY BITCHES AWARDS

 

QCINEMA

Winner: Best Ensemble Cast

 

MACABRE FAIRE

Nominated: Best Soundtrack

Nominated: Best Supporting Actress

Nayo Wallace

 

FANTASPORTO

Nominated: Best Film

 

SHORT FILM AWARDS

 

BEYOND WORDS

Best Dramatic Short

Ladyfilmmakers Festival

 

THE TOUCH

Winner: Best Dramatic Short - Qcinema

 

CARRIES CHOICE:

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