Swag Bender 023 “Una Great Movie” with guest Jennifer Sharp

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Jennifer Sharp is an award winning director, editor, writer and graduate of NYU, Tisch School of the Arts. In 2015, while traveling alone in Honduras, she was inspired to document the story of locals she encountered. With only her cell phone and her artistic vision, she shot the short documentary, “Solitary Worlds,” which won the grand jury prize at the 2016 Rincon International film festival.

She is a believer that Art has the power to change the world, and that artists have a responsibility to facilitate that change through sharing their truths. Her film, Waiting, reflects on how we spend our lives waiting passively for dreams to come true. Boxed speaks of the baggage that we choose to carry around. Time Travelers, is a reflection of the absurdity of humans’ obsession with time. In A Great Movie, Jennifer uses humor to address racism, tourism, and how making art a business can destroy art.

An all around filmmaker, she has numerous other credits such as writer, director, editor, producer, and art director. She volunteers making movies with teenagers affected by HIV and AIDS, and is the volunteer editing coordinator for Make a Film Foundation, an organization that makes films with children who have chronic or terminal illnesses.

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