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Tehya Jennett

Telling climate stories through film + art.

I primarily draw upon themes and feelings related to otherness, and how in that space you find kinship and connection. Growing up amidst the climate crisis, I use art as a form of resilience building and resistance. I combine my research & academic background in environmental ethics within my creative work to connect my own climate emotions and response to ecological grief within abstract interpretations of the world through painting, film, mixed media, and found material work.

Delegations: 

Painted Brain Creative in Residence ('24)

Aspen Future Leaders Climate Fellow ('24)

A Climate Archive Storyteller ('23)

LA2050 Youth Ambassador ('23)

LCOY USA Delegate ('23)

Awards:

Visions2030 Hello Neighbor Award (‘23)


Film for Peace - Best Short Documentary (‘23)

Better Earth International Film Festival - Best Environmental Film (‘23)

A Show for a Change Film Festival - Social Impact Award (‘23)

Jackson Wild Impact Case Study (‘23)

Connect With Me!

IG: @tehya.jennett@sus.bug

Email: tehya@strandedastronaut.com

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/tehya-jennett/

Filmmaking & Educational Series

Producer & director on a number of climate focused films, from documentaries to eco horror shorts. Works include:

Healing Lahaina (Anticipated 2025) - Producer

Sustainable Jobs: Series Pilot (2024) - Producer

Out of Plastic (2024) - Writer/Producer/Sustainability Coordinator

Mulled Over: Short Form Series (2023) - Producer/Writer/Director

Gen Z Mental Health: Climate Stories (2022) - Director/Producer

Stomach of the Earth (2020) - Producer/Sustainability Coordinator

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Climate Storytelling

Commissioned and published as a part of the We Hear You - A Climate Archive Project, I wrote "The Hummingbird" on my relationship with nature and community care while studying in New York.

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Climate Comics

Through my social media account, @sus.bug, I create comics based around my experiences in the climate space.

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Painting & Mixed Media

I am currently exploring painting and mixed media art as a tool of social engagement through my residency at Painted Brain in Los Angeles. My first exhibit will be hosted on May 3rd, 2024. More to come!

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Impact Producing

As an Impact Producer on Gen Z Mental Health: Climate Stories, I led the community screenings and film festival campaigns. We hosted over 75 community screenings across 16 countries, reaching a total engagement of 110,000 people. The film received 3 awards, played for the UN & WHO, and was selected as an impact case study for the Jackson Wild Film Festival.

We also hosted Playground Earth as part of MTV's Mental Health Action Day to a total of 150 attendees, resulting in 750 actions taken for mental health and climate justice.

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Sustainable Production

Making Hollywood a little bit greener from independent productions to big Apple TV+, HBO, and Amazon Studios film/TV Sets. Positions include:

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: S5 (2023) - Sustainability Strategy Manager

High Dessert (2023) - Sustainability Coordinator

White House Plumbers (2023) - Eco PA

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