Jennifer Dunn's character-driven stories revolve around real working class Southern and Appalachian people in all of our complexity and diversity. Common themes include addiction, generational trauma, survivor's guilt, and the difference between how things are and how they should be.
An Oxy-addicted mountain witch with true supernatural powers must live up to her bloodline's daunting legacy from within her step-father’s dishonest faith healing ministry. (Winner Atlanta Film Festival Pilot Competition and Creative Screenwriting Unique Voice Competition (Drama). Finalist in CineStory, WeScreenplay Diverse Voices, Stowe Story Labs, ScreenCraft Pilot Launch, and LaunchPad Pilot Competition Top 50.)
A thrice-widowed PI, haunted by the decades-old murder of her sister, takes on her coal town’s corrupt establishment all the while defending her son from a murder charge.
A Florida dropout battles his way into the classy, cutthroat world of elite professional tennis, unaware that the brutal sacrifices he made just to set foot on the court are only the beginning of his problems. (Selection for the Sundance Episodic Intensive.)
A non-verbal, quadriplegic little girl must, on her own, defeat the ghost of her ancestor intent on purifying his bloodline by murdering her.
All of us, in some buried not-very-nice parts of ourselves, have wondered, "If the marriage is so bad, why doesn't she just leave?"
Craigslist. A meetup to purchase baby clothes. And nobody's telling the truth.