Andrew Jenks

Andrew Jenks is an award- winning filmmaker, star of MTV’s critically-acclaimed series World of Jenks, and a lead correspondent for MTV’s 2012 Election campaign, “Power of 12.” Jenks began his filmmaking career at the age of 19 when he moved into an assisted-living facility in order to capture the true essence of this often overlooked community in HBO’s, Room 335. Three years later at age 21, Jenks further pushed the boundaries of his work as he spent seven months in Japan filming the ESPN documentary, The Zen of Bobby V, which profiled American baseball manager Bobby Valentine as he managed the Chiba Lotte Marines. For his captivating portrayals of reality, The New York Times has said “Jenks takes his camera into a world that is usually invisible and shines a light on a population that many of us would just as soon forget.” Currently, Jenks is set to release a collection of stories by Scholastic Books about his filmmaking experience, and his MTV docu-series World of Jenks, which showcases the lives of inspirational young people who face difficult odds, is about to go into its second season.

2013Valerie Grant