I am Jen, the person behind the camera.
I've always loved videography. As a kid, I always wanted to hold the video camera during home videos, in fact I'm sure many of our old family videos feature my young voice asking "can I hold the camera please?". In grade school, during our tech days I remember I was assigned a project to recreate a movie trailer for Charlie's Angels using clips and sound effects and I fell in love with editing. Later, I had to film a sequence with my group as a project and I vividly remember flipping through the careers info pages and landing on Cinematographer and thinking "thats what I want to do!". As I neared post secondary, I wanted so badly to pursue my film interests but I was just too young to understand how to create my own opportunities. I took a different path of study but continued to find ways to be involved in film. I worked free gigs as a production assistant on small projects while living in Toronto, I took a film class for my one and only elective, I bought endless books and screenplays and was always trying to learn more about everything film; from storyboards and screenplays to audio and editing. I even volunteered at TIFF just to help fill the void. My plan was ultimately to finish post secondary and then I would go to film school. I had many fights with my parents about it but I was determined. Just as I graduated, I met my now husband and life moved pretty fast. A wedding and a couple of kids later I found myself still yearning for a career in film. With an incredibly supportive partner backing me and and rooting me on, I finally dove in and started Sollé Films!