Jennifer Peedom

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Jennifer Peedom
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Jen Peedom
Alma materRMIT Melbourne
OccupationFilm director, writer & producer
Years active2000–present
Spouse(s)Mark Rogers

Jennifer Peedom is a BAFTA nominated Australian filmmaker.[1]

Her documentary Solo (co-directed with David Michôd) won the 2009 Australian Film Institute Award for Best Documentary in Under One Hour. Her film Sherpa, which was filmed during the 2014 Mount Everest avalanche,[2][3][4] won the 2015 Grierson Award for Best Documentary at the BFI London Film Festival.[5] It premiered internationally at the Telluride Film Festival[6] and also screened at Toronto Film Festival[7]and received a BAFTA nomination in 2016 for Best Documentary.[8]

In 2017 she directed Mountain, a collaboration the Australian Chamber Orchestra with script by Robert Macfarlane (writer)[9], narrated by Willem Dafoe[10]. It screened theatrically in 27 countries and went on to become the highest grossing (non-IMAX) Australian documentary of all time. [11] It won 3 AACTA (Australian Academy Awards) in 2018 [12].


  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ Kay, Jeremy (16 September 2015). "Sherpa director: how I tackled Everest".
  3. ^ Utichi, Joe (24 November 2015). "'Sherpa' Doc Director Jennifer Peedom On Filming Through Everest Tragedy & Giving The Sherpas A Voice".
  4. ^ Brill, Karen (11 November 2015). "Watch: 'Sherpa' Director Jennifer Peedom on the Tragic Cost of Making a Movie on Mt. Everest (Exclusive)".
  5. ^ "59th BFI London Film Festival award winners". British Film Institute.
  6. ^ "'Sherpa' and 'Winter on Fire' Display Good Timing at Telluride Film Festival". Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  7. ^ Kay, Jeremy (16 September 2015). "Sherpa director: how I tackled Everest". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  8. ^ "2016 Film Documentary | BAFTA Awards". Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  9. ^ Israel, Janine (13 June 2017). "Mountain review: a sublime rush of adrenaline and orchestral beauty from the director of Sherpa".
  10. ^ "Review: 'Mountain' Features Frightening Sights and Breathtaking Image". Nytimes.coms. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Top documentaries - Theatrical documentaries - Australian films - Cinema - Fact Finders". Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  12. ^ "Winners & Nominees". Retrieved 24 July 2019.