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 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, 2023
WILDER THAN HER, Bombo Entertainment, 2022
THE DEATH THAT AWAITS, 5IVE BY 5IVE, 2022
HOW TO RUIN THE HOLIDAYS, Dads Garage Theater Company, 2021
NEW ME, Lions Roar Productions, 2021
PAN AMERICAN, Burton Pictures, 2021
HOLY IRRESISTIBLE, Iris Indie International, 2021
NFL, BAREFOOT WINES, HYUNDAI, RING, COCA-COLA,
CESAR FESH CHEF, PROMETHEAN, DEAR WORLD
GOTTA GO, Kate Hollowell, 2023
NIGHT IN FLAMES, Steven Markowitz, 2023
VOICEMAIL, Sam Miron/Miles Bonsignore, 2022
EMMETT, AWA Studios, 2022
SIMULACRA, ONE10 Productions, 2022
CROOKED TREES GON GIVE ME WINGS, Hillman Grad/271 Films/Indeed
Premiere Tribeca 2022
GOOD KOREANS, Uptown Studios, 2019
FUZZITE FIGHTERS, Gone Fishing Productions, 2018
THE FRAY, Uptown Studios, 2017
DEN TYSTA, Uptown Studios, 2017