Minerva’s War is the story of a feisty, elderly woman, who feels trapped by the choices she’s made. Confined to a wheelchair in a palliative care home, she unleashes her anger against anyone within striking distance of her sharp tongue. It’s only when she remembers her younger, wiser, and gentler self, that she begins to soften and understand that she can die with grace.
Jennifer Mulligan is an award winning screenwriter, story editor and creative producer from Ottawa, Canada. She's been screenwriting since 2005, and started a screenwriters group, The Writers’ Room Ottawa, in January 2011, to foster the art, business and craft of screenwriting for Ottawa indie productions. On the horizon, she and a producing partner excited to be launching Ottawa Film Scene in October. OFS will be a promotional tool for Ottawa filmmakers to showcase their work to the world. Since 2011, Jennifer has worked for Alex Epstein (Bon Cop, Bad Cop, Naked Josh) as a remote Research Assistant. She’s also worked on several of his short film productions in Montreal and Toronto. In Ottawa, she’s worked as an Assistant Director on several feature films.
As a result of the collaboration between screenwriters and directors through the Ottawa Digi60 Filmmakers Festival, Jennifer has had several of her scripts made into short films and travel the world to international film festivals. Algebra (2012), directed by Jith Paul, is an official selection at the National Screen Institute Online Film Festival (www.nsi-canada.ca), and Mary Mae (2011), directed by Kristian Lariviere, had its US premiere in New York and was selected in nine international Gay and Lesbian Film Festivals.
Jennifer decided to dive into filmmaking herself, and entered Sam: The Great White Land Shark (2013) into Digi60. It was based on her travels in Iceland earlier that year and the idea of a “leader sheep” in the indigenous flocks.
In 2015, Jennifer will also be producing and showrunning The Dart League Diaries, a web series that can best be described as Sex And The City and Trailer Park Boys.
Heather Shepherd, Director