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Meet Fred Jee - Co-Executive Producer

My journey with California State Parks began in 1974 when I was hired as a State Park Trainee. I trained at the San Diego Coast District for a year learning the business of being a Ranger.

Fred Jee, Supervising State Park Ranger & Associate Executive Producer
Supervising State Park Ranger & Co-Executive Producer

I was assigned to Anza Borrego Desert State Park as my first assignment on Sept 10, 1975, and spent my entire park career here. During my time, I was asked to join the Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce as the Park representative. There I got to know more about the Community of Borrego Springs and the various facets that made the town so unique.

That uniqueness has caught the eye of many film makers over the years. Major studios have come to make many iconic war, drama, romantic and comedic films. Independent film makers have been using our locations for their films for decades. Over 100 films have been shot or produced in our beautiful area.

A Gift For All Ages film brings the total number of productions in Borrego to one hundred and eleven!

Filming movies, television, independent films have been, and continues to be, a viable part of the artistic environment that is Borrego Springs and its environs.

Breathtaking Anza-Borrego State Park, backdrop for Hollywood

In 2009, after 34 years with the California State Parks, I retired. Since then I have been involved in community organizations like Chamber of Commerce, Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center, Foodbanks, and helped establish the Borrego Springs Film Festival, where A Gift For All Ages film will have it's world premier in January 2022.

We hope that you will join us for the 9th season of the Borrego Springs Film Festival and celebrate another Borrego Springs movie!

Fred Jee, Borrego Springs Film Festival, Associate Executive Producer, "A Gift For All Ages" film
Free Jee, Co- Executive Producer of "A Gift For All Ages" Film, & Founder of the Borrego Springs Film Festival

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