Andrew Jenks: My Adventures as a Young Filmmaker by Andrew JenksAndrew Jenks: My Adventures as a Young Filmmaker by Andrew Jenks

Andrew Jenks: My Adventures as a Young Filmmaker

byAndrew Jenks

Hardcover | March 1, 2013

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Learn about the inspiring documentary filmmaker who has captured the attention of teens everywhere!

Andrew Jenks rose to fame with his innovative MTV documentary series, World Of Jenks, where he lived the life of a different person (a homeless teen, a teen with autism, a rapper, an NFL cheerleader, and more) in each episode. When asked about his inspiration for the show, Jenks said, "I want to tell the stories of my generation. I want to be a filmmaker that is able to capture what my generation thinks, how they act, and what they ultimately stand for."

Now fans of all ages will be able to discover everything they've ever wanted to know about Andrew, from growing up to becoming a renowned documentary filmmaker in this comprehensive photobiography. How did he do it? By following his own rules for success - always be flexible, fake it till you make it, and never accept no.

Andrew Jenks is the award-winning filmmaker who created the MTV documentary series: World of Jenks. This is his first book for young adults. To learn more about him and his work visit
Title:Andrew Jenks: My Adventures as a Young FilmmakerFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9.3 × 7.85 × 0.75 inPublished:March 1, 2013Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545417279

ISBN - 13:9780545417273


Read from the Book

From Andrew Jenks: My Adventures as a Young Filmmaker:"Is this Andrew Jenks?" asked a big-time film festival director over the phone. "I received your film Room335."Holy shit! My heart started to pump with that scared happy kind of adrenaline, the kind you get when you leap from some high jumping spot into water, kiss a new girl you really like, or get a call from a film festival after receiving written rejections from dozens of others."We're in!""No.""Huh?""I'm calling to tell you that you should stop sending this film out. It's not going to get into any filmfestivals. You're wasting everyone's time including your own."

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Andrew Jenks: My Adventures as a Young Filmmaker

"A steady and revealing window into Jenks' life . . . One happy and spirited object lesson in what tenacity can bring." -Kirkus

"Formatted in easily digestible paragraphs with both frequent changes of type color and size and a generous admixture of snapshots and stills, this success story offers encouragement to a wide audience." -Booklist