Jennie Allen is a writer, filmmaker, and teacher living in the Catskill Mountains of New York. Failing Better Now, a feature film she wrote, is available on the Starz network. Her short films have won awards from the USA Film Festival, the Columbus Film Council, Palm Springs International Shorts Fest, Brooklyn Arts Council, the Adrienne Shelly Foundation, Babelgum, and others. They have screened at festivals including Brussels, Woodstock, LA Shorts, and have been featured on NYC-TV, Film Shortage, and distributed by Shorts International. Jennie is a 2016 NYFA Fellowship Finalist. She received the Lewis Cole Award for Excellence in Screenwriting from Columbia University, along with her M.F.A. She teaches filmmaking alongside Killer Films' luminaries at SUNY Stony Brook’s M.F.A. Film program in New York. Jennie used to work as a mental health counselor, and that experience has been invaluable both in filmmaking and in life.