Girl Clock!

Jennifer Ussi


Jennifer Ussi Producer/Director/Co-writer

South African/Australian Jennifer had a career change in her early thirties, from international marketing to the film industry. Working as Sales and Marketing Director at a luxury Resort in the Caribbean when Ridley Scott filmed ‘White Squall’ on the island and the crew stayed in her resort, she ‘fell’ into the industry and hasn’t looked back since. She moved to Los Angeles where she worked as an assistant Art Director for a couple of years, on everything from Kraft Food to Budweiser and Coca Cola commercials.  But Australia called, so she moved to Melbourne to do her Bachelor’s degree at the Victorian College of the Arts.  Since then she has written, produced and directed several short films and educational documentaries, and gathered a Masters Degree in film in the process.  Jennifer’s short films “The Unique Oneness of Christian Savage” and “Caravan” have been in more than 50 international film festivals between them, including Cannes, and won over a dozen major awards.
 
Her films and educational videos are now being taught in high schools throughout the English speaking world.   In between making films, Jennifer has produced television and high end commercials in China for clients such as Volvo and Peugeot.  She is also a successful writer, with an award-winning feature drama ready for production, and has recently been commissioned to write a thriller screenplay for an Australian producer.

Her debut feature film ‘Girl Clock’, which she co-wrote, produced (on a shoe string) and directed is her first foray into comedy, and, although a drama girl at heart, she has discovered a joy and freedom in the comedy genre that has created another exciting focus for her passion for filmmaking.