Jen Gatien
Jen Gatien has overseen the production of 17 feature films. As a New Yorker witnessing the gentrification of her city, Jen produced Abel Ferrara's CHELSEA ON THE ROCKS which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival as an official selection. The film starred present and former Chelsea Hotel residents such as Dennis Hopper, Ethan Hawke, Milos Forman and Grace Jones. Gatien has produced three films that premiered in Sundance narrative competition: HOUNDDOG starring Dakota Fanning and Robin Wright Penn, HOLY ROLLERS starring Jesse Eisenberg and FOR ELLEN starring Paul Dano and Jena Malone. Gatien premiered JACK AND DIANE and DIXIELAND both starring Riley Keough at the Tribeca Film Festival. She produced KISS OF THE DAMNED by Xan Cassavetes which premiered at the Venice Film Festival and SXSW in 2013. Along with Spike Lee, Gatien produced EVOLUTION OF A CRIMINAL by Darius Clark Monroe which won the Grand Jury Prize at Full Frame after premiering at SXSW. The film aired on PBS to great acclaim and is being developed as a tv series for a&e. In August, her film by Anthony Edwards, MY DEAD BOYFRIEND will be released starring Heather Graham and John Corbett followed by MIDNIGHT SUN starring Bella Thorne. Gatien is in preproduction on her next film being shot in New York. Gatien is member of the Producers Guild of America and a board member of Lower East Side Girls Club. She is a graduate of Columbia University.
John DeRobbio
Graphic Designer
John DeRobbio started his creative graphic career at Limelight while studying at School of Visual Arts. John has since gained extensive experience in several industries including finance, fashion and pharmaceutical advertising in creative development. He is highly skilled in all graphics programs and currently works on print and web-based design and production. His client roster includes CBS, Viacom, HBO, Omnicom, Merck Pharmaceutical, Pfizer, Novartis, Time Warner Cable, Levis, L’Oreal, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Sony, IBM, Citibank, Barclays, HSBC, TIAA CREF and AOL. John is currently heading DeerJen’s branded content division.
Jay Cannold
Line Producer
Jay Cannold has overseen production on many films and tv shows - including independent films by top directors Jon Favreau, Spike Lee, Abel Ferrara as well as top TV producers Mark Burnett, Ben Silverman and Paul Buccieri.
Web Content
Darian grew up in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC and her passion for film began by sneaking her hamster into movie theaters. She is a multidisciplinary artist and filmmaker with a BFA in Film & Animation from Rhode Island School of Design. She has a wide range of credits as a an editor, VFX compositor, and cinematographer for films, music videos, and webseries. Her personal work includes short films and puppet animations which have screened internationally and gone viral online. She maintains a popular blog and webcomic in her free time.
Dharma was first cast by Abel Ferrara as one of Chelsea hotel’s ghosts in Chelsea on the Rocks and has since appeared in several films. Hailing from the Deep South, Dharma has worked in Vancouver, NYC and Mississippi. She is a therapy dog with Pet Partners and does volunteer work on top of her producing gigs.
deerjen production services in Mississippi
DeerJen has offices in New York and Mississippi to provide production services to films, television shows and web content. Deerjen provides rental equipment and experienced local staff.