Films by Filmmaker
J Clements has produced three films that are in New Day. Man Oh Man is about the societal pressures that males encounter--from her female perspective. It is open, generous, sweet and a glimpse that will help both men and women think about male gender issues. Man Oh Man was the second film to be released in the US that was about male gender issues. J then made Dear Lisa: A Letter To My Sister as a vehicle for bringing female gender issues back into discussion. Both films are considered to be relevant as films from another era, and both are unfortunately still relevant in terms of the gender issues of today. Means of Grace, her third film in New Day, is a tribute to her mother who suffered from mental illness and the constrictive roles that women were supposed to play during the 1950s and early 1960s. This film aired nationally on PBS and showed at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. Clements chose to go into filmmaking after working as a community organizer in low-income neighborhoods in Wichita, Kansas. She saw firsthand how much influence TV had on people's lives. She decided that the most effective tool for social change was the media. She attended Stanford University's masters program in documentary filmmaking. J also produced the film, next door, which is the story of a teenage alcoholic and her family. She is currently executive producing a film that follows four urban girls from the ages 9 through 13. She is also in pre-production on a film about the variety of ways we can relate to God. Clements offers editorial and fundraising consulting to other independent producers through her business The Film Farm. She currently lives in the Northwest with her son and teaches media to high school and college students.