July 11, 2022 CAMBRIDGE, MA — Harvard University is delighted to join the LEF Foundation in announcing that Amy Jenkins has been selected as the 2022-23 recipient of the Harvard Film Study Center-LEF Foundation Fellowship.
A feature film currently in production, ADAM’S APPLE is an intimate exploration of what characterizes “maleness” for today’s gender-redefining youth, filmed from the perspectives of Director Amy Jenkins and her teenage transgender son, Adam, each with a camera in hand. Vérité and artistic imagery chronicle the evolution of Adam’s identity beginning at toddlerhood, unveiling the ever-shifting family dynamic as Adam charts his path toward manhood.
Production will continue through 2022. Planned release will be in 2024.
DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Amy Jenkins is an award winning, American artist whose installations, films, and photography have been shown at museums including MoMA, NY; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Haifa Museum, Haifa, Israel; Akron Art Museum, Ohio; and Palm Beach ICA, FL. Jenkins’ first documentary feature, Instructions on Parting, won Best Feature Documentary at Athens International Film and Video Festival, OH, and screened at festivals including Museum of Modern Art Doc Fortnight 2018 (Premiere), Montclair, IFFBoston, Sydney, and DOXA. Jenkins was awarded the 2019 Ewing Award for Interdisciplinary Art, and 2018 Filmmaker of the Year by New Hampshire Film Festival. A Robert Flaherty Film Seminar Fellow, her work has also been supported by LEF Foundation, Perspective Fund, IFP, Points North Institute, NH State Council for the Arts, the Pollack-Krasner Foundation, NYFA, Jerome Foundation, NYSCA, Berkshire Taconic A.R.T. Fellowship, Aaron Siskind Foundation, and the Experimental Television Center. Reviews include The New York Times, ARTnews, Bomb, Performing Arts Journal, and The Village Voice.
DP/CAMERAPERSON: Katy Scoggin is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, producer, and camerawoman. She studied film directing and cinematography at NYU. She worked for Laura Poitras for six years, during which she was Co-producer and Cinematographer on the Oscar- winning CITIZENFOUR, a Co-Producer on RISK, and an Associate Producer on The Oath. Throughout 2016, she filmed on the American campaign trail for filmmaker and Field of Vision co-founder AJ Schnack. In addition to her camerawork, she is currently completing her first feature documentary, “Flood.”
August 18, 2021 CAMDEN, ME — Points North Institute Unveils 2021 Artist Programs in an exclusive feature in VARIETY. ADAM’S APPLE is chosen for a LEF/CIFF Fellowship, to participate in private workshops and industry meetings over five days in September.
April 30, 2020 NEW YORK, NY — Creative Capital presents ON OUR RADAR 2020, featuring 41 projects that advanced to the final round in the highly competitive selection process for the Creative Capital Awards. We invite you to find out how you can take part in making their visions a reality.
October 18, 2019 PORTSMOUTH, NH — The New Hampshire Film Festival and Women in Film & Video New England (WIFVNE) present THE FILMMAKER’S JOURNEY Panel with Director Amy Jenkins and others discussing the multifaceted journey of making a film.
Sept 15, 2019 BROOKLYN, NY — IFP (Independent Filmmaker Project) presents Project Forum, an international co-production market during the 41st annual edition of IFP Week. ADAM’S APPLE is a Spotlight on Documentaries film pitching to a wide range of industry.
Sept 13, 2019 CAMDEN, ME — Camden International Film Festival and Points North Institute welcome industry delegates for invitation-only 1:1 meetings with 28 selected Directors pitching their projects, including ADAM’S APPLE.
July 28, 2019 GUILFORD, VT — Kopkind Film Camp in partnership with Center for Independent Documentary invites ten directors to Treefrog Farm for one week to workshop their films-in-progress and for “radical relaxation.”
July 25, 2019 NEW YORK, NY —IFP (Independent Filmmaker Project) announces its IFP Project Forum slate. ADAM’S APPLE will be a Spotlight on Documentaries film, set to participate in the upcoming 41 st annual edition of IFP Week, September 15 – 19, 2019 in DUMBO, Brooklyn.
June 1, 2019 KEENE, NH — Judges announce the 2019 Ruth and James Ewing Arts Awards. Amy Jenkins is a recipient of the Interdisciplinary Award, and is featured in an in-depth article in the Keene Sentinel.
May 28, 2019 CAMBRIDGE, MA — The LEF Foundation announces 10 Moving Image Fund grants totaling $190,000 in support for New England-based independent documentary filmmakers, including a 15,000. grant for ADAM’S APPLE.