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About Jenna Cato Bass

I'm a director, writer, photographer, aspiring explorer and retired magician living in Cape Town, South Africa

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Basic Information About Jenna Bass:

First Name: Jenna Cato
Last Name: Bass
Hometown: Cape Town
Personal Motto: Wow

My Movie Interests:

My favorite all-time movies: Apocalypse Now (redux, oh yes), Gummo, Julien Donkey Boy, Jules et Jim, The Royal Tenenbaums, The 400 Blows, Fight Club, Old Boy, Fitzcarraldo, Princess Mononoke, Eraserhead, Inland Empire, Naked, Shortcuts, M*A*S*H, Days of Heaven, Assassination of Jesse James, Night of the Hunter, Citizen Kane, Lady of Shanghai, The Idiots, Europa, A Very Long Engagement, Amelie, City of Lost Children, Alien, Sleepy Hollow, Run Lola Run, Heaven, Lord of the Rings 1, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Aguirre, Bonnie and Clyde, Donnie Darko, The Usual Suspects, Fargo, The Man Who Wasn't There, Happy Together, Hud, Badlands, O Brother Where Art Thou, The Dreamers, The Tenant, Rosemary's Baby, Empire of The Sun, The Seventh Seal, Annie Hall, Dogville, Breaking the Waves, Dancer in the Dark, City of God, Snow Falling On Ceders, Ferris Beullers Day Off, The Breakfast Club, the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Jacob's Ladder, Intacto, The Godfather part 1, The Godfather part 2, Taxi Driver, The Shining, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, 2001, No Country for Old Men, There Will be Blood, Rocco & His Brothers, The Last Picture Show, Back to the Future, Network, Harold and Maude, Paranoid Park, The Tin Drum, Stalker, The Good The Bad an The Ugly, Even Dwarves Started Small, Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me, Howl's Moving Castle, Rome Open City, Sunset Boulevard, The Magnificent Ambersons, The Trial, Elephant, Paranoid Park, Wild Blue Yonder, The White Diamond, The virgin Suicides, Zabriskie Point, The Avengers, The Garden of the Finzi Continis, Le Samourai, Pixot, L’Eclisse, Russian Ark, Cold Mountain, Werckmeister Harmoniak, Miller's Crossing, The Young One, La Rabia, Sin Nombre, Roshamon, Tekkon Kinkreet
My favorite cinematrographers: Christopher Doyle, Anthony Dod Mantle, Roger Deakins, Emmanuel Lubezki, everyone who worked on Werckmeister Harmoniak, Aleksandr Knyazhinsky & Georgi Rerberg
Favorite Film Critic: I don't really read critics, so I guess Roger Ebert because, though we do disagree at times, he likes Herzog a lot.
Favorite Film Festival: Berlin. And now Sundance too.
Favorite book made into a movie: Lynch on Lynch, Movie Maker’s Masterclass, New Cinematographers, Easy Riders Raging Bulls, Down and Dirty Pictures (with all of these I think one can forgo at least a year of film school)
Favorite website: IMDB (duh)
My other favs: Walter Murch, Alan Splett, Leslie Schatz, Stan Brakhage