Jane Kelly Kosek is a storyteller through various media platforms. She develops, writes, produces, directs and conducts research for feature films, web series and television shows, as well as publishes books.
From 2013 to 2014, Jane has been in development to produce two feature films – a teen comedy titled Pitching Tents, written by Rob Fox and Jayme Petrille and directed by Oren Kaplan, and a dramedy titled Days with Dandekar, written and directed by Leena Pendharkar. She continues to direct a Web series titled I Love My Annoying Spouse and she is developing a feature film to produce and direct with screenwriter Brandon Trenz.
Jane is also producing two short projects – Dandekar Makes a Sandwich (a short based on Leena Pendharkar’s Days with Dandekar) and a short presentation for Universal with Sam Jaeger titled The Button. She is also handling the research on two new documentaries directed by Oscar-winner Morgan Neville. And often collaborates with Academy Award-nominated documentarian Leslie Iwerks.
Jane also enjoys creating for the Web – she is a partner in the So Natural TV YouTube Channel (a Web channel featuring sharp-witted shows for women) with Leena Pendharkar. She also helms the Meritage Pictures YouTube Channel.
In 2013, Jane began the second year of a five-year project: a feature-length documentary on the Disney Imagineering division with Leslie Iwerks Productions. For almost three years, she travelled the world line producing shoots at various Disneyland locations. Also in 2013, she produced a new short film titled Plain Clothes, written and directed by Sam Jaeger. In addition, she produced shorts and the Web series Overly Attached Andy for So Natural TV.
In 2012, with Leslie Iwerks, Jane produced the feature-length documentary Citizen Hearst, which premiered at the 2012 Hamptons Film Festival, and in 2011, Jane produced the short documentary on the Keystone XL Pipeline titled Pipe Dreams, which was shortlisted for an Academy Award. In 2010, Jane produced the romantic drama The Diary of Preston Plummer, starring Trevor Morgan, Rumer Willis and Robert Loggia, which had its world premiere at the 2012 Miami International Film Festival. Also in 2010, she was a producer on the Starz documentary Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible.
In 2009, Jane produced the award-winning romantic comedy Take Me Home, starring Sam Jaeger and Amber Jaeger, which world-premiered at the 2011 Nashville Film Festival – where it won the Best Music in a Film award. In 2007, Jane produced and co-wrote the romantic drama Not Since You, starring Desmond Harrington, Kathleen Robertson and Christian Kane. Jane also executive produced Tennessee, starring Mariah Carey, which had its World Premiere at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival.
Other titles that Jane has produced include the award-winning short film Gay Baby, the first adaptation of a Thomas Ligotti short story titled The Frolic, the micro-budget thriller Fierce Friend, and the drama Straight Line, which premiered at the 2005 South by Southwest Film Festival.
Prior to producing, Jane worked with Academy Award-winning screenwriter and producer Akiva Goldsman on numerous studio productions, including Academy Award-winning A Beautiful Mind, Starsky & Hutch, Constantine, and Mr. and Mrs. Smith. She also worked in the publishing industry as a writer and editor.
In addition, Jane is writing a novel and she blogs about her journey in the film industry at www.AllAboutIndieFilmmaking.com and her passion for great wine and wine country at www.2HollywoodWinos.com.