Jenna Rae Tooley is a production designer and fine artist based in Los Angeles & New York City. She is a story driven designer, drawn to tales both whimsically magical, and deeply human.
Tooley started her artistic career in fine arts, picking up oil painting at that age of 7, and dedicating her adolescence to developing a strong artistic direction & style. Tooley exhibited her work broadly both nationally & internationally before starting her formal education in Italy where she studied traditional/classical painting. She then went on to receive a Bachelors of Fines Arts degree in painting from the Savannah College of Art & Design. Throughout her career, Tooley has collected numerous honors for her fine arts work, including a grant from the prestigious Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation. She continues her studio practice (& first love) in between productions.
As for her love of film… Tooley comes from a film-centric family, her father a visual effects artist, and mother a production manager. Yet growing up it never dawned on her to explore the world of filmmaking until she walked onto her first film set in undergrad. Tooley instantly fell in love with the artistry of filmmaking, the ingenuity of craftsmanship and the evocative power of of visual storytelling. Production design specifically is an art that not only seeks to replicate the stories woven within the details of the our world, but fabricate new ones.
Which is an exploration Tooley finds incredibly exciting.
Tooley is currently represented by Zero Gravity Management
SELECTED PRODUCTION DESIGN CREDITS
THE LAST TRAIN TO FORTUNE, Adam Rifkin
WILDER THAN HER, Bombo Entertainment
THE DEATH THAT AWAITS, 5IVE BY 5IVE
HOW TO RUIN THE HOLIDAYS, Dads Garage Theater Company
NEW ME, Lions Roar Productions
PAN AMERICAN, Burton Pictures
HOLY IRRESISTIBLE, Iris Indie International
DEAR NEWTOWN, Dear World, Interview/Art Therapy photoshoot
CESAR FRESH, Casual Films/Cesar Fresh Chef
PROMETHEAN AP9, Casual Films/Promethean
CHOOSE HAPPY, Coca-Cola/Refreshing Films
VOICEMAIL, Sam Miron/Miles Bonsignore
EMMETT, AWA Studios
SIMULACRA, ONE10 Productions
CROOKED TREES GON GIVE ME WINGS, Hillman Grad/271 Films/Indeed
Premiere Tribeca 2022
GOOD KOREANS, Uptown Studios
FUZZITE FIGHTERS, Gone Fishing Productions
THE FRAY, Uptown Studios
DEN TYSTA, Uptown Studios
I CANT HATE MYSELF, Angelo Mota, Admilk
MUSTANG, Topi Mandela, Das Haus Productions
Rae of Light: Painter Jenna Rae Tooley, San Fransisco Magazine, 2021
Open Studio Spotlight: Jenna Rae Tooley, Scad Works, 2021
SCAD Art Sales, Jenna Rae Tooley profile, 2021
Featured Artist mention, Juxtapoz Magazine, 2021
Tungsten Originals Podcast Episode 73: Why Not Both? w/ Production Designer Jenna Rae Tooley