Jean Grant (she/they) is an LA-based filmmaker, actor and theatre-maker. The Victorian College of the Arts at The University of Melbourne is her alma mater; queer-feminist speculative fiction is her jam. Jean's short FOUND (writer/director) is a finalist for The Future of Film is Female and has screened at Portland Film Festival, Chattanooga Film Fest and more. Her short, BIRTH OF A POMEGRANATE (writer/actor), currently streams on Paus.tv. Jean’s favorite theatre credits include EXHUMING JOHNNY (performer/maker | Robert Walton & Company) and THE KIOSKERS (actor | St. Ann’s Warehouse Puppet Lab). Jean was selected for Women In Film’s Actor-Content-Creator mentorship in 2019; she’s elated to flip the role and be a WriteGirl teen mentor later this year.
THE BIRD (feature)A recently engaged and canceled queer podcaster flees from her unwanted heteronormative life with her dead parakeet. When supernatural avians summon her, she embarks on a wild journey to face her demons and transform into a blood-thirsty bird.