Jensen Noen (born April 20, 1987) is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker, working as a film, commercials and music video director, cinematographer and writer. Originally from Ukraine, Jensen gained notoriety with his early work including the award-winning Oceans Within Us and Blesscode. Since moving to the United States, Jensen has worked with some of the biggest names in entertainment including Khalid, Jay Z, Bryson Tiller, Normani and many others. His latest feature Film, The Perception, has already won awards for Best Feature Film, Best Feature Film Director, Best Thriller and Best Screenplay. Jensen is an honored member of the Ukrainian Film Academy, Union of Filmmakers of Ukraine and the Producers Guild of Ukraine.
Jensen Noen was born in Ukraine and launched his career with MTV where he directed several television shows. Working at MTV gave him the opportunity to expand his work into directing commercials and music videos where he collaborated with top Eastern European artists and labels. In 2009, Jensen directed his first short film, Oceans Within Us, which won two prestigious awards including the Grand Prize for the best short film at the Kyiv International Short Films Festival and Best Short-Length Film of 2011 from the Ukrainian Producer Association and Association of Cinema. His next short film, Blesscode, also won awards for Best Film Script and Best Short Film at industry film festivals. In 2014, Jensen relocated to Los Angeles, California, where he has taken the opportunity to move forward with his career in film, music, and television. He recently completed his first feature film, The Perception, starring the Oscar-nominated Eric Roberts and Nick Bateman. The Perception is expected to debut in 2019.
Music Videos and Commercials
Jensen has worked with many of music’s top talents in Europe and the United States including Jay Z, Bryson Tiller, Khalid, Normani, Maxwell, Duke Dumont, Asking Alexandria, I See Stars, and many others. He received great industry and commercial praise for his video for top Eastern European pop band Hands Up. As a result of this success, Jensen began to direct videos for RCA, Virgin Records, Roadrunner Records, Atlantic Records, Sumerian Records, and Rise Records. Jensen’s success with music videos also led him into opportunities directing and producing commercials.
Films and Cinematography
Jensen’s career includes numerous short films. Most notably, he directed the award-winning shorts Oceans Within Us and Blesscode in Europe. Once he moved to the United States he continued his film career with Observer, which allowed Jensen to blend his love of film and music video. Jensen’s film Gambit, about a character from the Marvel universe, starring Nick Bateman, received outstanding reviews and viral word of mouth that pushed Jensen and Nick into the industry limelight. The success of Gambit led to their next collaboration, The Perception. The Perception, Jensen’s first feature-length movie, was selected by numerous international film festivals. The European and Asian theatrical release is anticipated in the end of 2018.
The Perception won “Best Feature Film Director” from the ITFF Film & Entertainment Industry, “Best Feature Film Director” and “Best Screenplay” from the South Film and Arts Academy Festival, “Best Trailer” from the Pitch to Screen Film Awards in 2018, Best US made feature film from Prince of Prestige Awards 2018, and Best thriller from Oniros Film Awards 2018.
Scissor Films LLC
Jensen and his partner Sam Malko, launched their own production company, Scissor Films LLC in 2015 handling post-production music video work for artists including Ariana Grande, Busta Rhymes, Lil Uzi, Future, and Steve Aoki.
2018 – Best US made feature film – The Perception (Director: Jensen Noen), at Prince of Prestige Awards – Apopka, FL, United States
2018 – Best thriller – The Perception (Director: Jensen Noen), at Oniros Film Awards – Aosta, Italy
2018 – Best Foreign Feature Film Director for The Perception at ITFF Film & Entertainment Industry
2018 – Best Feature Film Director and Best Screenplay for The Perception at the South Film and Arts Academy Festival
2018 – Best Trailer for The Perception at Pitch to Screen Film Awards
2017 – Honored artist of various arts of Ukraine – Film Director and Producer
2017 – Honorary Award for his excellent art level and high viewer interest for Gambit – The Association of Producers of Ukraine
2016 – “I See Stars – Calm Snow” – Nomination: Best Music Video of the Year by version of Alternative Press Music Awards
2016 – First degree diploma, harmonic realization of music and picture in the film Observer and his producer professionalism – The Association of Producers of Ukraine
2015 – Short Film Blesscode – Film Festival Winner In the nomination ‘Short film’ at Independent International Internet Short
2015 – Honorary Award for best film director and producer – The Association of Producers of Ukraine
2014 – Best Producer – Association at Cannes Film Marketplace by the Head of The Association of Producers of Ukraine
2013 – Honorary Award for Personal Achievement – Institute of Producing of Ukraine
2013 – Short film “Blesscode” – ‘Best Short Film Script’ by the Association of Producers of Ukraine
2012 – First Place Amateur Cinema Art – Kyiv Popular Arts Festival
2011 – Oceans Within Us – Best short-length film of 2011 by the Ukrainian Producer Association and Association of Cinema
2009 – Oceans Within Us, grand prize winner at Kyiv International short films festival (KISFF)