MTV filmmaker to speak

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Photo of Andrew Jenks, documentary film director

Andrew Jenks is an established documentary film director at age 25.

A young gun documentary filmmaker, whose work recently aired on MTV, is coming to campus.

Andrew Jenks, 25, speaks 7:30 p.m. March 25 in Ritsche Auditorium.

Purchase $5 tickets online at or at the door.

Students may get two free tickets with an SCSU ID at the Atwood Memorial Center information desk.

Jenks was the auteur behind the 2010 MTV television documentary series "The World of Jenks."

His documentary on baseball manager Bobby Valentine's success in Japan -- "The Zen of Bobby V" -- premiered on ESPN in 2008.

As a 19-year-old Jenks starred in, directed and produced the feature film Andrew Jenks, Room 335. HBO bought the rights to the film and released it in early 2008.

His MTV show was so successful, Jenks is casting for a second season. His take on the "The World of Jenks":

"Along with a small camera crew, I embed myself in various worlds and live in the shoes of people my age from all walks of life. I try to understand what is at stake in their world, and ultimately, what is at stake in their lives. Over the last six months I have lived with an MMA cage fighter, a young man with autism, an animal rescuer, a rapper, a poker player, even a NFL cheerleader."

For more information about Jenks' presentation, e-mail Victor Bertrand at

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