A native of Arkansas, Jen Gerber built her film career in Chicago before completing an MFA in writing and directing from Columbia University in New York. She recently released her debut feature film “The Revival” with a theatrical run in Los Angeles and has digital distribution on all the major outlets. As a 1st assistant director Jen worked with James Franco on “The Sound and the Fury” and “Black Dog Red Dog” starring Whoopi Goldberg and Olivia Wilde. Jen taught film at the university level for many years and spent four years as a tenured track professor at the University of Central Arkansas. In addition to university teaching, she was the Creative Director at The School of Creative and Performing Arts in Los Angeles & New York for 6 years. Jen is also the Executive Director for the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival.