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Jeanette Bednar (she/her) is a New York based actor, filmmaker and visual artist. She holds a BFA in Acting from Montclair State University. She has roots in physical theatre, with extensive Viewpoints and Suzuki training, and is interested in its intersection with physical comedy and work on screen.
Jeanette is interested in stories that challenge people's preconceived ideas about the world.
Her next largescale project is inspired by her battle with a rare compression disorder - Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome. She is developing a film based on the experience and the difficulties of navigating the United States Healthcare System. The aim of the project is to bring awareness not only to MALS, but to anyone battling an invisible illness, or fighting against a system larger than themselves.
In addition to creative work, Jeanette is a Bookkeeper and Money Manager, giving her a unique perspective when working on or assisting with independent film productions and on the entertainment industry at large. Combining her unique strengths of organization and communication skills and her experience in small business, Jeanette approaches creative work with patience and drive.
When she isn't working, you might find Jeanette visiting her roots in North Carolina & Michigan, training for a half marathon, making and consuming beautiful meals or gentle parenting her sweet golden doodle (read: pandemic puppy).
To read and view Jeanette's most recent works, follow the links below.
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