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Jiayan "Jenny" S.

Chicago, IL, USA

2 reviews

$500 - $800 / Day


Jiayan "Jenny" Shi is an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker and video journalist who is passionate about stories that find shared humanity and compassion. Her debut documentary "Finding Yingying" (MTV Documentary Films) has won numerous awards including the Special Jury Recognition for Breakthrough Voice at the 2020 SXSW Film Festival and a China Academy Award of Documentary Films, and was nominated for a News & Documentary Emmy award. Jenny's work has appeared on Paramount +, MTV, BBC News, PBS NewsHour, Insider, and Bilibili. She has also contributed to work on Netflix, Discovery Channel, Tencent, and Google, among others. Jenny is a Kartemquin's Diverse Voices In Docs fellow, a Women at Sundance Adobe fellow, a Firelight fellow, a Logan Nonfiction Program fellow, and a DOC NYC "40 Under 40" filmmaker. Jenny is the co-founder and programming director of the Chicago chapter of the Video Consortium where she curates films and organizes community events for non-fiction storytellers.

Top Services

Documentary DP
2 reviews
Video Editor - News
Reporter / Journalist


Top Projects



  • 4K video camera
  • Multiple cameras


  • Shotgun mic
  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • External recorder


  • Lighting kit
  • Shoulder rig

All Services

Production Support

  • Non-Fiction Film Director
  • Field Producer
  • Production Assistant
  • Corporate Videographer
  • Documentary DP
  • Mobile Journalist / Livestreamer
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • Reporter / Journalist

Post Production

  • Video Editor - Documentary
  • Video Editor - News


  • Creative Director
  • Production Company