Jennifer Peedom (AUS)
Co-founder / Filmmaker
Stranger Than Fiction Films

Jen Peedom is a BAFTA nominated director, known for her gripping, intimate portraits of people in extreme circumstances.

Jen’s credits include the internationally renowned feature documentaries Solo and Sherpa, and most recently, Mountain, a collaboration with the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

Solo won multiple awards internationally, including the AFI award for best documentary (Australia’s Oscars), Australian Directors Guild Award and Film Critics Circle Award. Sherpa, was critically acclaimed on the international festival circuit, including Telluride,Toronto and London Film festivals, winning multiple awards including the Grierson Award for Best Documentary at the BFI London Film Festival, the Australian Film Critics Circle Award, the Australian Directors Guild Award, several audience awards and a BAFTA nomination in 2016. The film became the third highest grossing Australian documentary in history.

Her most recent film, Mountain completed a sell-out national concert tour with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and screened internationally at San Sebastian, London and Busan International Film Festivals. Following the Australian release, it overtook Sherpa to become the highest grossing Australian documentary in box office history ($2million), and an impressive 11-week run in UK and US cinemas.

In 2010, Jen was the inaugural recipient of the David & Joan Williams Documentary Fellowship which recognises and rewards creative ambition, intellectual rigour and
innovation in documentary cinema.

She runs Stranger Than Fiction Films, a boutique production company, whose work has screened at the Cannes Film Festival and been nominated for an International Emmy Award.