Jeff Jenkins is a filmmaker and a storyteller from Detroit. He comes from a long line of raconteurs, pot stirrers, and conmen who bestowed upon him a high regard for mischievous and highly hilarious performances.
At a young age he was immersed in video production. Racks of gear, video switchers, SVHS cameras… these were his friends. Luckily, he went on to a major university where he had no choice but to become friends with actual human beings.
Upon moving to Los Angeles, Jeff established himself as a technical wizard in commercial post production. He has enjoyed cutting spots for cool, big brands like Microsoft, Visa, Nintendo, and Bud Light. At some point, Jeff pressed pause on commercials and he skipped town to apprentice with Felipe Ortega, a Jicarilla Apache master potter and medicine man. With a bundle of wisdom rooted deep into his soul, he came back ready to continue his career as a modern storyteller (read: director, editor, filmmaker).
He was awarded honors in SHOOT Magazine’s 2012 New Director’s Showcase for his piece The Salesman. Jeff has developed a poignant visual style that has been described as a live-action cartoon. He is well versed in the whimsical, the imaginative, the so-cute-you-want-to-puke, and–of course–the chuckles.