Disaster Capital prides itself in discovering and supporting breakthrough filmmakers in horror, sci fi, and action as an homage to our lifelong love of genre. We are constructing a company with a pay-it-forward attitude where finished filmmakers mentor the next class of talent with their own debut films. The inaugural slate features three projects helmed by Black, disabled, LGBTQIA+, and female filmmakers examining gentrification, climate change, racism, and the US healthcare system through a horror lens.
Disaster Capital aims to be an inclusive launch pad for emerging genre talent, providing the tools and connections needed for their immediate and future projects alike. Like Roger Corman, but with catering!
JENNA PAYNE rented Robert Wise’s THE HAUNTING for her 2nd grade slumber party and has proudly creeped out friends, family, and colleagues ever since. Hobbies include: buckets of blood, fast talking, and dangerous women. In addition to her creative endeavors, Jenna worked as a line producer prior to her illness. She also collaborated with the 501c3 non-profit Cinefemme to support and promote women filmmakers in the industry and ran their dinner series with industry movers and shakers called Dinner with Dames. Jenna is eager to make her mark and build a sustainable way for Hollywood to uplift diverse
storytellers—with a bite!