Hey, I'm Janeva!

Los Angeles, California

Janeva Adena Zentz is an O.G. Los Angelina who was raised by her Guatemalan mother. Janeva spent the days of her lonesome only-child youth drawing and painting. Naturally, she went to art school, and with a full tuition scholarship she studied at The Cooper Union in NYC. Life threw her a magical curve ball soon after graduating, when she got cast as the lead in the feature film “La Voz de los Silenciados”. The feature was warmly received in film festivals around the world with strong critical reviews, and Janeva’s passion for acting and storytelling became solidified. In 2017, she began developing a comedy series called Más Latina that would turn Latin American stereotypes on their head. In 2019, she crowdfunded for the pilot episode which was filmed just before lockdown of 2020! When she isn't developing characters and stories for the screen, Janeva relishes thrift store shopping and long hikes into the mountains.

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Sunday Service

Atlanta, Georgia Film Short
Comedy

Willa, a Catholic-Raised teenager, prepares to lose her virginity to her boyfriend with the help of her equally unexperienced friend Riley

91%

This project got the green light!

Coyote Gratitude: a cross-country coming of age

New Orleans, Louisiana Writing & Publishing
Adventure

A nonfiction coming of age from one woman's cross-country adventure.

117%

This project got the green light!

Surprise!

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Horror

A surprise goes awry when four childhood BFFs witness a murder that threatens their obsessive dedication to positivity.

128%

This project got the green light!

Weapons and Their Names

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama

Unable to contend with the loss of her stepfather, a naive teenage girl skips school with her best friend to shoot guns in rural Florida.

140%

This project got the green light!

Expanding Sanctuary

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Film Short
Documentary

The documentary follows the historic campaign to end the sharing of police database information with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

100%

This project got the green light!

Más Latina

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, Satire

A Latina YouTuber has a shot at success, but only if she embraces her pushy Hispanic family and becomes Más Latina!

92%

This project got the green light!

Mama Gloria

Chicago, Illinois Film Feature
Documentary, LGBTQ

Before Janet Mock and Laverne Cox, there was Gloria Allen.

102%

This project got the green light!

Tristan and Isaac

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Romance

Two lovers get swept up in a romance with no concern for consequences.

82%

This project got the green light!

Close Ties to Home Country

Chicago, Illinois Film Short
Comedy, Biography

Based on real events. Akanksha, a kind immigrant, finds family in the rich people's dogs she dogsits, while her sister's US visa is denied.

118%

This project got the green light!

YAI NIN

Seattle, Washington Film Short
Documentary, Foreign Film

The owner of a sausage factory in Thailand, Ninlawan keeps in contact with her family in America while holding down the family business.

143%

This project got the green light!

Eagle and the Albatross

Montrose, Pennsylvania Film Feature
Comedy, Drama

An orphaned Korean girl seeks a mentor in a small-town golf club full of misfits.

102%

This project got the green light!

Girls Like Magic

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

An LGBTQ Comedy about Magic, a naive Brit who moves to Hollywood where she meets Jamie, a lesbian musician that turns her world upside down.

85%

This project got the green light!

Oh, Baby!

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Romantic Comedy

Jane is single, very pregnant, and horny AF.

108%

This project got the green light!

Nuestro Camino

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Biography, Drama

In 1971, Alejandro acquired fake passports to cross the Tijuana border, but when his family gets torn apart, he must fight to reunite them.

83%

This project got the green light!

I Put the Bi in Bitter

Denver, Colorado Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

After coming to terms with her bisexuality, Sam attempts to now BE OUT in high school, but still struggles with constant heteronormativity.

113%

This project got the green light!

Adulting Web Series

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy

Adulting is a comedic web series about an unlikely duo, Katie and Charlie, who take their first stab at the real world together and attempt

102%

This project got the green light!

Pozole

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

Maia prolly killed her Nana.

112%

This project got the green light!

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