Resurgence Productions is a film production company based in Melbourne, Australia. Resurgence was started by writer and producer Jenna Cosgrove in 2015, with the aim to make compelling genre films that (above all else) entertain.
Resurgence is particularly committed to creating stories with interesting, multi-faceted female characters, whether they are leads or supports.
Jenna is a writer, producer, and marketing specialist. Her dystopian web series, 2121, starring TV legend Gary Sweet (Steven Speilberg’s The Pacific) and Briar Rose (AMCs The Dead Lands), premiered in 2020 and currently has over 1 million views online.
Previous to that, the short documentary web series Masters at Work, which she produced with The 8 Percent, premiered on Virgin Australia.
As a screenwriter, Jenna’s work is internationally recognised, having won the coveted TrackingB feature screenplay contest in 2021 with her feature Wayworn, and signing with Circle of Confusion in the US. Wayworn is currently in pre-production, and coming soon. She was recently accepted into the Film Victoria Originate program with her crime caper comedy Retirement, and was funded by the ABC Fresh Start Fund to develop a dark comedy sci-fi animation.
Jenna has written and produced six short films including The Falcon, The Red Palace, Traffic, and Air, which screened at 9 international film festivals. She also produced feature film Nova Star with stalwart indie director Daniel Armstrong, and Strongman Pictures. Nova Star is due to premiere in late 2021.
Jenna’s earliest love was for fiction, and her YA novel Tattoo was published in 2016. The book trailer she produced for Tattoo was nominated for a prestigious Golden Trailer award alongside work from Harper Collins, among others.
Resurgence collaborates with multiple production companies and brands. Previous collaborations include The 8 Percent (commercial work including for brands such as Virgin Australia and Hermes Paris); Strongman Pictures (feature film Nova Star, premiering 2021); The Black Syndicate Collective (short film Air, which screened at 9 international film festivals).
Resurgence is currently developing a dark comedy animation series for ABC’s Fresh Start Fund, and are in pre-production on a sci-fi thriller feature, to film in 2021.