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jane kent is the creative force behind the sweetspot. curious about the world around us, jane enjoys the process and possibilities of bringing a story or a topic to life and values craftsmanship, integrity, and authenticity. jane is all about creating works that are innovative, engaging, and intriguing.

drawing from a background in 2D hand drawn animation and factual filmmaking, jane has solid storytelling skills, and talents behind a camera, a drawing board, and a mouse. jane also has a background in science communication, visual arts, as well as conservation (and sometimes finds the sweetspot in combining all of these interests).

finding the sweetspot between art  & science, music and moving image, and natural history and comedy

moving image experience

Dynamic Planet,Our Big Blue Backyard 3, Saved from Shark and various WIP, production research and logger 2022-2023 NHNZ


moving images internship, research, and pre-production 2018-2019 , NHNZ


various student short films on a broad range of topics, 2018


Zippy Adventure Stories;  2000, production support, Zippitoons, 1996–1997, in-betweener, Gnome Productions

All Round (pilot),  1997, in-betweener, Gnome Productions

Hairy Maclary, 1996,  assistant animation, Gnome Productions

Timon & Pumbaa, Quack Pack, Pith Possum, 1995–1996, cel-painter, Gnome Productions


Additional experience in providing pre application advice and processing consent applications for filming activities (including large film sets).


​Postgraduate Diploma in Science Communication and Natural History Filmmaking, Otago University, 2018

Diploma in Jewellery Design, Whitireia Community Polytechnic, 2007 , plus various jewellery short courses 2000–2004

want to see more? check the sweetspot portfolio here

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