Created by Morgan Traa (director) and Diana Kim (writer) and Produced by Karen Tusa (3 women) Filmed in Winnipeg with all Winnipeg Cast and Crew and Winnipeg business locations including Constance Popp Chocolatiers and Amicis restaurant Cassandra Tusa just won a Gold Award in Los Angeles, California (Hollywood) for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the International Independent Film festival for her role as Jenny in Jenny & Jeff! Jenny & Jeff won the Rising Star Award in Vancouver, BC at the Canada International Film festival in the TV Pilot Competition.
Jenny & Jeff won an Award for Best Web Episode at the Los Angeles Cinefest Jenny and Jeff also won 4 Merit awards and 1 award of Excellence (Best Film editing) in Rome Italy at the Rome Web awards. Jenny & Jeff was accepted into the Fort Worth Indie Showcase in Fort Worth, Texas, being screened on July 17th and is nominated for award for Best International Web Series, Accepted into Miami Web Fest in Miami Florida, nominated for an award and also screening there in September. Jenny & Jeff is also a official selection of the Long Beach International Indie Film festival in Long Beach, California and screening at the Cinemark Theatre at the Pike! Jenny & Jeff was named Official Selection of the Bilbao Web Fest in Bilbao Spain and nominated for awards.
Jenny & Jeff is also now available online on Vimeo videos It will also be aired this summer on Shaw TV Program Backstage 360 – snack and a movie thanks! and maybe more to come as we have entered other festivals! All this and we only finished this project in February 2016
The three-part miniseries, called Jenny & Jeff , tells the story of two lifelong friends who realize they were always meant for each other. Jenny & Jeff is produced by award-winning Producer and actress Karen Tusa directed by Winnipeg’s Morgan Traa, who won the Royal Reel Award at the Canadian International Film Festival earlier this year for Tuesday , her directorial debut.
Adding to the local flavour are writer Diana Kim and cast members Cassandra Tusa and Evan Martin — all born-and-raised Winnipeggers — as well familiar locations Amici Restaurant and Chocolatier Constance Popp.
About Jenny & Jeff Jenny is a down-to-earth girl who always wore her heart on her sleeve. She never realized how worn out she would feel being so vulnerable and letting herself fall in love with her best friend Jeff. She quickly realizes she doesn’t have the time to waste and spills her heart out. Jeff has kept his love for her a secret for so long he can’t help but to finally give in and let Jenny into his heart. We follow their love transform from passive hellos to romantic moments through flashbacks in what feels like a lifetime of memories. With the help of their friends Cynthia, Gary and Rick we’re taken on a hilarious roller coaster of teenage love.
Karen Tusa Producer
Karen tusa http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5862851/
Cassandra Tusa http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5862850/