Jeannette Godoy is a first generation, Mexican-American filmmaker. She comes to directing from a varied and eclectic background, starting her career as a choreographer, where she worked in film, television and commercials. She is most widely known for having choreographed the celebrated music video, Baby Got Back, by Sir Mix A Lot. Her initial foray into directing earned her a trip to Cannes for a commercial entitled, A Boy & His Tire. This spot for Bridgestone Tires, which is known for its beautiful visuals and subtle yet emotional performance, received several prestigious nominations, including the Young Director Award, as well as a spot in SHOOT Magazine’s New Director’s Showcase.
She also spent many years as a stylist, working in all aspects of the film industry. Some of her celebrity clients included, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Rosario Dawson, Serena Williams, Dwayne Wade and more. Jeannette is a passionate advocate for Down Syndrome Awareness and would love to see inclusion within the advertising community for people with disabilities. Her documentary “Free 2 Be Me” aired at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, screened at many film festivals and will soon be airing on Dance Network. Most recently, she was shooting for Nike Training Club.
Jeannette’s career focus is to work on projects that empower, enlighten, and do something positive for the world. She currently lives in Los Angeles, where she directs commercials and documentaries, while working her side job as a full time shuttle driver for her teen daughters.