In 2005, 20-year-old Ryan Ferguson was convicted and sentenced to 40 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. dream/killer is the story of how his father, Bill, embarked on a 10-year campaign to prove Ryan’s innocence. The film is chock-full of incredible characters. From the questionable District Attorney Kevin Crane, and the highly-confused witness Chuck Erickson, to the high-powered Chicago attorney Kathleen Zellner, the doc depicts both a highly flawed justice system, as well as one that can work brilliantly.
dream/killer premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival to much acclaim. Check back for updates on when/where the film will be released!
Welcome to Pleasanton, California. This affluent suburban neighborhood is quintessential USA, not excluding the local high school football team that everyone cherishes: The Eagles. The Pedersen family has been at the center of it all, having four generations star on the team. Unlike other teams, the players on the Eagles are all deaf.
All-American Family premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival and will air as part of CNN.com's Digital Shorts series in the fall.
It's Not Over tells the inspiring story of three courageous millennials from around the world who are living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Award winning filmmaker Andrew Jenks takes viewers on a journey across India, South Africa and the United States to experience the epidemic first hand. The result is a deeply personal and uplifting story that is rarely represented in popular culture.
Jenks takes viewers on a journey to South Africa, where together with Lucky, explores an area with more people living with HIV than anywhere else in the world; to India, where Sarang, an openly gay HIV+ theater director fights to preserve his way of life; and to Middle America where Paige highlights how she has turned her bad experiences of being bullied and teased into something good as a youth advocate for HIV.
Part of the Emmy Award-winning ESPN 30-for-30 documentary series, Posterized focuses on former NBA center Shawn Bradley. Bradley is mostly remembered for two things -- being one of the tallest players to ever play in the NBA and for being on the wrong end of a lot of great dunks. Taken second overall in the 1993 draft by the Philadelphia 76ers, Bradley is considered by many to be an NBA bust.
In POSTERIZED, Bradley shows us that there is more to life than basketball and that success cannot only be defined by what's done on a basketball court.
The Zen of Bobby V focuses on former MLB manager Bobby Valentine and his job managing the Chiba Lotte Marines in Japan. The doc gives viewers unprecedented access to Valentine and his team, visiting a world where cheerleaders chant between innings and rock bands perform before each game, while exploring the impact globalization has on the game's present and future. It is an intriguing look inside the culture of Japanese baseball through the eyes of one of American baseball's greatest ambassadors.
The Zen of Bobby V. premiered at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival.
At 19 years old, Andrew Jenks moved into an assisted living facility in Florida with two friends in order to document life there and to glean what lessons he could from the senior population. In turns moving, hilarious and disturbing, this documentary should be required viewing for every young adult with aging parents.
“What composes a family is as strong as it ever was.” Family dynamics have changed a lot over the years, but the essence of family and importance of family bonds are still as strong as ever. In the Thompson household, family is most important and there is nothing that they wouldn’t do to protect it.
Watch THE THOMPSON FAMILY at howwefamily.com/the_thompson_family
Directed by Andrew Jenks
Delete Blood Cancer works every day to do exactly what it's name says: to delete blood cancer by inspiring as many people as possible to register as bone marrow donors to provide patients with second chances at life. They are achieving this by celebrating how donors can save lives, dispelling the myths about the donation process and providing our hospital partners with quality donations in a timely manner.
This short film chronicle's the story of one lifesaver's journey. Watch "A Lifesaver's Story" on Vimeo at the link below:
Boy meets girl. Boy sweeps girl off her feet. Boy and girl live happily ever after. It's a fairytale narrative, but as most of us well know, it's not how real people date in real life. Filmmaker Andrew Jenks' web series, "It's About A Girl," explores the wide chasm between how we think our love stories should go and how they actually play out.
In memory of the attacks of September 11, 2001, filmmaker, Andrew Jenks has produced a short film in which a cross-section of the country's millennial generation give their personal accounts of that historic day: where they were, who they were with, and how 9/11 has impacted their lives.
MILLENNIALS WILL NEVER FORGET is a poignant, heartfelt, and inspiring time capsule for a generation that was inspired to create greatness out of tragedy.
Meet the filmmaker who is the voice of his generation!
Behind the camera, Andrew Jenks has captured the attention of young adults everywhere with his innovative MTV documentary series, World of Jenks. When asked about his inspiration for the show, Jenks said, "I want to tell the stories of my generation. I want to be a filmmaker that is able to capture what my generation thinks, how they act, and what they ultimately stand for."
Now fans of all ages will be able to discover everything they’ve ever wanted to know about Jenks, from growing up to becoming a renowned documentary filmmaker in this comprehensive photo-biography. How did he do it? By following his own rules for success-always be flexible, fake it till you make it, and never accept no.