New movie ‘Tomorrowland’ co-created by West Seattle native Jeff Jensen

Planning to see the about-to-open movie “Tomorrowland“? You’ll be watching the work of a West Seattle native.

It’s co-written and executive-produced by Jeff Jensen, who grew up in West Seattle and went to Hope Lutheran School and Seattle Lutheran High School.

(Photo of Jeff Jensen, courtesy Mike Jensen)
That news is courtesy of Jeff’s proud brother Mike Jensen, who got to join his brother at the recent world premiere of “Tomorrowland” at the home of the film’s namesake, Disneyland. (The movie, starring George Clooney, is NOT about that part or any part of Disneyland, however.)

You might know Jeff Jensen already for his writing – which most recently has included what he called a “distant prequel” to the movie, “Before Tomorrowland.” He’s particularly well-known for what he’s written about the TV series “Lost.”

You will be able to watch this movie co-written by a West Seattleite without leaving West Seattle – it’ll be at The Admiral Theater starting Friday. (Jeff Jensen pointed that out on his Twitter feed.)

5 Replies to "New movie 'Tomorrowland' co-created by West Seattle native Jeff Jensen"

  • Ray West May 20, 2015 (7:48 pm)

    Jeff Jensen also wrote, “Green River Killer: A True Detective Story, a graphic novel about his father, King County Detective Tom Jensen.

  • Kathleen May 20, 2015 (8:49 pm)

    Congrats to the Jensen family! Very exciting!

  • Alki resident May 20, 2015 (9:21 pm)

    Jeff was my classmate growing up in elementary school. He was always nice and still has that smile. West Seattle peeps can’t be more proud of him for his massive success. Its been fun following him on Facebook doing all of the interviews and celebrity stuff because of Tomorrowland.

  • Heather May 21, 2015 (8:18 am)

    How cool!!! Congrats! I thought the trailer looked great and was planning to see it but now i’ll make sure to get my butt into a theater seat :)

  • Wendy May 22, 2015 (9:59 am)

    It’s nice not having to leave West Seattle, but seeing this on IMAX is recommended. I saw a pre-screening last night it it’s worth the extra money. It did not disappoint.

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