Jenny Grinlington

Emerging ProfessionalFeaturedNewNew, Emerging Professional (NORTHERN NSW ONLY)

I work independently to record unique stories.


Telephone 02 6687 6785
Mobile 0420 543 257
Address 11 Castle Drive, Lennox Head


My career in film is short but full of wonderful experiences. I have been mentored by Catherine Marciniak of ABC Open, she has honed my skills in all aspects of short film production from inital concept to competition readiness.

My passion is to tell people's unique stories, to actively work on issues of importance to this region, to volunteer my time in support of the local film industry.

My main career has been as a photographer, my recent progression to film was quite a natural and easy step, and possibly should have been my career many years ago. However my life experiences have given me rich resources and contacts for films that are waiting to be shot. It is my aim to always have a project happening that is telling someone's story, that it may enrich the lives of others for decades to come.

In 2017 I am travelling in search of what might be a mythical concept....the universality of older women across cultures, their common ground. Myanmar & India early 2017. It's my pilgrimage of discovery and understanding.

Career Highlights

Film screened at Byron Bay Film Festival 2014. "The Anzac Spirit"
Finalist at Northern Rivers Shorts 2014
Film screened at Byron Bay Film Festival Oct 2016 "Flashes from the Front"

Production Credits

Most films I have created on my own. I would enjoy working in a bigger team on a local movie. My maturity, worldly experiences, long work history, will show that I can reliably be asked to do almost any job.

Film Industry Experience:
Qualified 1971 RMIT Assoc Dip Illustrative Photography
1971 - 1973 - Melbourne, employed by freelance editor & sound recordist.
Career as a Photographer, portraiture, medicinal plant photography business.
2011 - Mullumbimby - completed CUF07 Screen & Media Skill set with Rex Forward.
2011 - Development of film project idea set in India.
2011 - Small projects with Catherine Marciniak for ABC Open North Coast.
2011 - Produced own HD film set in Vic High Country.
2012 - Small projects for ABC Open to hone skills.
2012 - On-going development of India project.
2013 - Completed independent projects for ABC Open in “110%”, “Day in the Life” & “Crazy Passions” projects.
2013 - Assisted at shoot of Aquarius project in Nimbin.
2013 - Edited 6 shoots for Aquarius project.
2013 - Produced own project “The Anzac Spirit - One Hundred Years On”.
2014 - “Crazy Passions” project a finalist at Northern River Shorts.
2014 - “The Anzac Spirit - One Hundred Years On” screened at Byron Bay International Film Festival.
2014 - Involved with media campaign at Bentley. Stills photography, film shoot, editing with Brendan Shoebridge. Created video about health workers at Bentley.

Blogged trip across centre of Australia, film in production.
Edited part of the Elders project for Byron Community Centre.
Creative director for marketing video for Lismore Adolescent Mental Health Unit.
On selection panel for submissions for Byron Bay Film Festival, 4 years.
2015 - "Flashes from the Front" co-production with ABC.
2016 - "Flashes" screened on ABC24 for Anzac Day
2017 - Production of own project in Myanmar & India...seeking the universality of older women across cultures.


Age 55-64 years old
Indigenous No
Membership Type Emerging Professional

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