Jerry A. Henry
In August 1999, Jerry A. Henry was selected as one of 6 aspiring young filmmakers to serve as a unit Director/Videographer on the PBS documentary series Senior Year. He spent a year documenting the lives of 3 of 15 senior high school students at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles. The 13-part episodic, critically-acclaimed, documentary series aired on PBS in 2001. Immediately after completing the series he returned to the University of California's prestigious MFA Production Program and completed his third year with an emphasis on digital media and cinematography. BRAVO Networks employed his talents again for the second season of the hit reality series The It Factor. He served as Unit Director/ Cinematographer for 11 months for the 13 part reality series that follows 9 actors living in Los Angeles. The series goes behind the scenes as actors audition for film and TV roles.
During the tragedies of 9/11, Jerry was in a rural village in Kenya documenting HIV positive orphans resulting in his award-winning documentary I Promise Africa. Jerry's short documentary I Promise Africa has premiered in over 30 film festivals around the world and has won many prestigious awards; among them being a Directors Guild of America Student Award. In November 2002, Jerry traveled to Sao Paulo, Brazil to shoot and edit the upcoming film Brazilintime by renowned photographer B+, Director of Keepintime. This documentary is a visual essay that combines modern hip-hop turntabalism, jazz instrumentation and traditional Brazilian percussion together on one stage. He has recently completed an experimental music video for and artist named Koushik on Stonesthrow Records.
His credits also include Monster Garage for the Discovery Channel and Hopelessly Rich for VH-1. He recently completed the behind-the-scenes videos for the new Terry Zwigoff film Art School Confidential and director Ham Tran's Journey from the Fall in Thailand. He is now shooting an experimental video diary with the Academy Award winning director Sam Mendes for his film Jarhead starring Jaime Foxx and Jake Gyllenhaall. He continues to explore the beauty of experimental Super 8mm filmmaking while enjoying new fatherhood.
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