Jenny Robbins is from Sarnia Ontario, AKA Chemical Valley. She is a writer, filmmaker and creative non-fiction editor for Anti-Heroin Chic magazine. Her writing can be found in The Dark Sire, Schuylkill Valley Journal, Anti-Heroin Chic, Daily Drunk and MudRoom Mag. In 2021 she was a recipient of a Canadian Arts Council Grant, in 2020 she was nominated for Best of the Net and in 2019 she was nominated for the Yale Creative Writing Residency.
In New York City, she worked on HBO documentaries such as 'Bleed Out' and 'Say Her Name.' Her documentary, ‘Living With Fetal Alcohol Syndrome’ went viral on the internet and received 70k views in less than 24 hours. Inspired by her own conversion to Judaism, she wrote the romantic comedy screenplay ‘Shiksa to Mikvah’ that was selected as a top 10 finalist for both Studio Fest and Hollywood Casting & Film competition. Her dark comedy pilot ‘The Port,’ inspired by her job as a strip club DJ, was selected as a finalist in the 2017 Filmmatic Screenplay Awards.
She has traveled to a fisherman village in Guatemala to direct the short documentary ‘Chajil Ch’upup,’ and self-published a children’s book ‘Josephina Just Won’t Jive.’ While studying Film and Television in Toronto, she collaborated with Humber College and the Toronto Police Department to create ‘3rd Degree,’ an educational crime game that took 2nd place at the national Polytechnics Canada awards.
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