Jeannette Godoy is a first generation, Mexican American filmmaker and storyteller. 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 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.
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 is currently airing on Dance Network. Her 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 and has a side job as a full–time shuttle driver to her teen daughters.