Creative Team

Jenny Mackenzie, Ph.D., Director, Writer, Producer, is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose mission is to produce films that promote social change. Her films include KICK LIKE A GIRL, WHERE’S HERBIE? SUGAR BABIES, LEAD WITH LOVE, DYING IN VEIN, THE OPIATE GENERATION and the 2018 Sundance Film QUIET HEROES. Her films have aired on top broadcast and VOD channels such as HBO, HULU, PBS, and Amazon, and have received praise in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Boston Globe.  These social impact documentaries have screened at international film festivals and are currently being used by the US State Department to discuss public health and social justice issues around the globe. As a clinician, researcher, former non-profit administrator, and mother of three, Dr. Mackenzie also uses her professional experience, humor, and real-life passion to address the power of social impact film making as a teacher & motivational speaker.

Geralyn White Dreyfous, Executive Producer is the Academy Award-winning executive producer of Born into Brothels. In 1994, she established the center for Community Service and Documentary Studies with Dr. Robert Coles at Harvard University, work that was a precursor the ground-breaking Center for Documentary Studies at Duke, and which birthed the acclaimed magazine Doubletake. In 2002 she and Nicole Guillemet founded The Salt Lake Film Center, where she currently serves as its Executive and Artistic Director. She has produced a documentary of the child sex slave trade narrated by Tim Robbins called The Day My God Died, which was broadcast on PBS and distributed by Tapesty.

Jennifer Jordan, Writer and Co-producer, created, wrote and produced Women of K2 for National Geographic Channel which won five major film festivals and authored Savage Summit: The Life and Death of the First Women of K2 (William Morrow, January 2005) which received the coveted "Editors' Choice" distinction from the New York Times Book Review as well as the National Outdoor Book Award. She is also the author of several children's books which follow the antics of Harry, the Happy Dog. Jordan spent the better part of the 1990's at WGBH FM in Boston where she anchored National Public Radio's All Things Considered. She also worked with the acclaimed WGBH Channel 2, public television's most prolific production house, as an on air talent, news segment producer, researcher and writer.

Christine Siegel Elder, editor, has had work shown on the Discovery Channel, and multiple public television stations. She worked for 5 years as an editor for WGBH in Boston on Zoom, and edited Native Corn, a film that won best short at the New England Film Festival in 1999. She lives in Ogden Utah with her husband, two dogs, and two cats, and is excited to be a part of the Kick Like A Girl creative team.

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