Jen Peedom is a BAFTA nominated director, known for her gripping, intimate portraits of people in extreme circumstances. Her credits include the internationally renowned documentaries MIRACLE ON EVEREST, LIVING THE END and SOLO, which played in major festivals and won numerous awards including an AFI for Best Documentary (Australia’s Oscars). More recently, her feature documentary SHERPA, premiered at the 2015 Sydney Film Festival as the first Australian documentary ever selected for the Official Competition. It received rave reviews on the international festival circuit, including Telluride, Toronto, London Film festivals, winning multiple awards including the Grierson Award for Best Documentary at the BFI London Film Festival, the Australian Film Critics Circle Award, the Australian Directors Guild Award, several audience awards and a BAFTA nomination in 2016.
In 2010, Jen was the inaugural recipient of the David & Joan Williams Documentary Fellowship which recognizes and rewards creative ambition, intellectual rigour and innovation in documentary cinema. Jen is currently in production on a theatrical feature documentary MOUNTAIN, which is a cinematic and musical collaboration with the world-renowned Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO), and British writer, Robert Macfarlane. The film will premiere at the Sydney Opera House in 2017. It will also screen as a standalone film in cinemas internationally.
Watch the Sherpa trailer here.
Watch the Mountain trailer here.