Jane McGee, BA

Job title

Director

Profile

Jane is an award-winning director of short films and advertising.

She taught on Central’s Acting for Camera for Beginners in 2013 and 2014, and Directed The Call, a short film for the MA in Acting for Camera in 2014. She also teaches at Guildford School of Acting and University of Westminster.

Her short film A Cake for Mabel stars Benjamin Whitrow and Sylvia Syms, and premiered at Palm Springs ShortsFest. It won Best Director and Best Performance at Thurrock International Film Festival and The London Film Review named it one of the top ten films of 2013.

Jane’s award-winning short, The Optician screened at 24 film festivals, including Austin and LA Shortsfest. It won Best International Short Film at Okanagan Film Festival, Canada and Best Comedy Short at Eugene Film Festival, Oregon.

Jane is also a critically acclaimed theatre director. Her production The Rape of Lucrece received four stars in Scotsman at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1997, where it was described as “sensitive, imaginative and intelligent” and noted for its “stunning visual effects”.

Jane’s day job is directing advertising, including TV commercials, promos and branded content for clients such as BMW, Nintendo, Barclays, British Gas, and the History Channel.

Qualification

2:1 BA (Hons) Film & TV Production

External Memberships

Directors UK

Women in Film & TV

Productions

2014 Director, A Sort of Love Story, short film

2014 Director, Kids On Energy, online advertising, British Gas

2014 Director, Crazy Ideas, branded content, BMW

2013 Director, A Cake for Mabel, short film

2013 Director, Sign, branded content, Barclays

Courses

Acting for Camera for Beginners

E-mail

janemcgee@me.com