Jenifer McShane

Jenifer McShane is an independent filmmaker committed to using film to bridge understanding in situations where structural, cultural or religious divisions typically keep people apart. Her most recent film, ERNIE & JOE: CRISIS COPS won the Jury Award for Empathy & Craft at SXSW in 2019, an Emmy for Outstanding Editing and is currently streaming on HBO. Jenifer spent nearly five years visiting Bedford Hills Correctional Facility to make her previous documentary, MOTHERS OF BEDFORD (PBS), which reveals the impact of incarceration on jailed mothers and their children. Jenifer is currently working on THE QUILTING PROJECT (WORKING TITLE) about a quilting group in a men’s prison in Missouri.