1) Rewind: What did you value at 13?
Popularity and making sense of social structure in high school.
2) Play: What's important to you today?
Making my movie. Being Happy and healthy.
3) Fast Forward: What do you commit to doing for yourself, your family and your community?
Being positive. Supporting my friends and people I respect.
Jessica Sanders is an Academy Award-nominated filmmaker and award-winning commercial director. Steve Jobs hand picked Jessica to direct Apple's iPad launch spot. Her Sony “Make Believe” film won the prestigious Young Director Award at the Cannes Film Festival. Jessica directed, produced and wrote AFTER INNOCENCE, a feature documentary film about innocent men wrongfully convicted of crimes, cleared by DNA evidence and their struggle to reenter society after spending decades in prison. The film premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Special Jury Prize. Jessica’s latest feature documentary MARCH OF THE LIVING, is a about the last generation of Holocaust survivors returning to the sites of the Holocaust in Poland with teenagers from around the world. Jessica recently directed BUNION, a short romantic comedy with Alia Shawkat, Michaela Watkins and Avi Rothman. Film Critic Elvis Mitchell curated it for LACMA’s Young Director Series. Her work can be seen at www.jessicasandersfilm.com