Jenni Nelson is a freelance documentary filmmaker in the San Francisco Bay area, and a recent graduate of the MFA Documentary Film and Video Program at Stanford University.
Her films investigate a range of topics, from mental illness and poverty, to quirky character portraits of knitters and robot inventors. She has filmed internationally in countries such as India and Turkey, most recently working on a project about human rights education that will screen for the United Nations.
Jenni's work has been recognized in numerous film festivals including Love Hacking, which won the Outstanding Documentary Award at the Angelus Student Film Festival. Her short documentary Tightly Knit premiered at the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival and screened in over 100 venues across the country with Lunafest. She is currently working as an Associate Producer for the Program in Bioethics and Film at Stanford University on projects such as Rare, The Revolutionary Optimists, and Map Your World. While she is invested in social change, her work is infused with strong visual concepts drawn upon from her background as a production designer and prop master on films such as Napoleon Dynamite, Moving McAllister, and the Emmy-award winning PBS series BizKids.
You can see more of Jenni's work at http://joykick.com/.