Jaci Kjernander is a New England-based actress, director, writer, and producer.
After discovering the thrill of live theater at a very young age, Jaci has been a life-long performer. Favorite stage productions include Shakespeare’s As You Like It, Carousel, Bye, Bye, Birdie and Footloose.
Her stage roles soon lead her to pursue a career in film, leading to a string of complex leading roles. She is drawn to playing tough-as-nails women hiding their sensitivity and often wielding a wicked sense of humor.
In addition to being a talented vocalist, she is also a trained musician, studying guitar, bass, piano, and harp and attending Nyack College for Music Theory.
Equally at home behind the camera, Jaci co-founded Dover Point Productions, where she is Head of Development. Under the Dover Point banner, her most recent project is the award-winning short film Out With It, which she wrote, produced, and directed.
Out With It, won a dozen awards as an official selection at festivals, including Best Comedy at the Austin Comedy Film Festival and Best Director at the Portland Comedy Film Festival.
Born in Boston, Jaci is a true New England seafarer at heart and makes her home on the New Hampshire seacoast. When not performing, producing, or directing, she can often be found behind the helm of her boat, The Orca.