Often dubbed ‘the voice of his generation’, Andrew Jenks is an award-winning filmmaker that has lived and filmed all over the world.
At age 19, Andrew moved into an assisted living facility in order to capture the true essence of this often overlooked community. What started as a simple, low-‐budget documentary turned into an international hit. ANDREW JENKS, ROOM 335, starring Jenks and a group of elderly facility residents, went on to win top prizes at a number of domestic and international film festivals. The film premiered in theaters and on television around the world. HBO released the film domestically in January 2008 to rave reviews and critical acclaim.
At 21-years-old, ESPN financed Andrew’s second film, THE ZEN OF BOBBY V, which tracked Bobby Valentine, an American baseball manager who has become a national icon in Japan. The film premiered at the 2008 TriBeca Film Festival.
In 2010, Jenks created MTV’s WORLD OF JENKS, focusing on stories not normally told: from a young homeless woman, to a physically abused football star, to a young adult with Autism. Jenks imbeds wholeheartedly into disparate lives and in the process pioneers a new style of storytelling for the millennial generation. The series launch garnered over 5 million viewers, marking MTV's highest rated series launch ever. Season 2 of WORLD OF JENKS expanded to hour long episodes, as Jenks followed three subjects over the course of a year.