Jen Peedom is a BAFTA nominated director, well-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 the Official Selection of major documentary festivals including IDFA and Sheffield and won numerous awards including an AFI for Best Documentary.
She recently completed a major feature documentary SHERPA, with producers Bridget Ikin (Look Both Ways, An Angel at My Table) and John Smithson (Touching the Void, 127 Hours). It premiered at the 2015 Sydney Film Festival as the only documentary selected for the Official Competition and has received rave reviews. It is currently on the international festival circuit, including Telluride, Toronto, London Film Film festivals, winning the prestigious Grierson Award for Best Documentary at the BFI London Film Festival and receiving 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 feature documentary called 'Mountain', which is a cinematic and musical collaboration with the world renown Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO), and British writer, Robert Macfarlane. The film will accompanied with live performances by the ACO at major concert venues. It will also screen as a standalone film in cinemas internationally.
She is represented by Bec Smith at United Talent Agency and Jungleboys for her commercial work.