“It has long been a dream of mine to be a part of an independent film company that competes on the highest level of film production. This dream, and my passion for storytelling, led to the creation of White Horse Entertainment, an unique company focused on the production of engaging films of many genres for the mass-market, outside the traditional “Hollywood” setting. It is my desire to bring artists together with the singular goal of reaching a new level of filmmaking for the independent world.”
– Jolene Loraine
JOLENE LORAINE (CEO)
Born with a passion for storytelling and influenced by film, author Jolene Loraine has begun her publication career with stories of fantasy and adventure, rich with action and imagination. In February of 2012, her first book, White Horse, was published through West Bow Press, chronicling the life of a white horse and the challenges she faces in a mountain realm. In June of 2014, Jolene launched her first full length novel series, Night Hawk, realizing a twenty year dream.
In October of 2016, Jolene realized another lifelong dream when she launched White Horse Entertainment. Taking the responsibility of a film company has been both challenging and exciting, but with the help of a devoted creative team, she plans to work diligently toward producing high-quality feature films within the Pacific Northwest.
Jolene Loraine has actively participated in the independent film community of the Pacific Northwest, having stepped into various roles including grip, screenplay writer, performer and director. With professional puppeteers for parents, she has developed skills as a puppeteer on the live stage and in film. She has also studied swordplay and stunt choreography, performing for five years with the Seattle Knights.
JEANINE BARTELT (Business Manager)
As Jolene’s mother, Jeanine has had a unique perspective of Jolene’s journey from budding story concepts to the current focused effort of bringing her stories to film. It is her joy to work along side her daughter in making dreams come true.
Jeanine’s own performance experience includes instrumental music, building and performing as a professional puppeteer, script writing, theatre costuming and directing. For twelve years, she ran the Puppeteers of America mail order bookstore, filling orders worldwide. With over twenty years as a professional puppeteer, she conducted numerous workshops on many aspects of puppetry and served as registrar for Regional and National Festivals for Puppeteers of America. For five years she and her husband, John, built puppets and performed as the principal puppeteers with the WEE SING children’s video series. She continues to participate in artistic projects while working for the Auburn School District.