JERRI SHER is a 2x Emmy Award-winning filmmaker. A member of the Directors Guild since 1998, she has completed 22 film and television projects. Currently, she will be directing and producing the mental health musical “ Finding Dr. Jeanee” that she co-wrote.
Sher wrote, directed and produced QUIET EXPLOSIONS: Healing the Brain, a documentary feature about Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) in veterans, athletes and civilians. It has just been awarded The Impact Award, The Most Important Film of the Year 2021 (TMIF) and the best Documentary Feature and Best Director from AOF. The International Independent Awards gave the film Platinum for Documentary feature, Original Score and Best Direction. IndieFest has awarded it the Excellence award for Director and Documentary Feature. Quiet Explosions qualified in the 94th Oscar campaign for Best Documentary Feature and Best Music Score. The movie won Best Documentary Feature at the NoHo CineFest FF and the Lilac Award at the SpIFF Int. FF.
LIVE LIFE: Awaken Your Inner Power (healing through alternative medicine) her 12-part series was released on Amazon in the US, Germany and the UK. LIVE LIFE A-Z (see SHORTS) won the George Lucas Global Education Award and the My Hero Int. Film Festival. Her short film STEP UP is part of a presentation SANTA MONICA CARES which she created for City/TV Santa Monica, and garnered her 2 EMMYS. It was Ms. Sher’s true honor to be selected to create and produce the Retrospective Tribute Film honoring Kathryn Bigelow for the DGA’s 75th Anniversary Gala. She also wrote and produced a film honoring Mimi Leder, Betty Thomas and Patty Jenkins for the Women’s Steering Committee of the DGA.
Her documentary SOUL OF AN EMPIRE, about the rebirth of 42nd St. NYC, and the moving of the famous Empire Theatre, won the Best Documentary Feature Award at the Big Bear Lake Int. FF, and the Special Jury Award at The Savannah Film & Video Festival.
A native from Fall River, MA, Jerri earned her BFA, Cum Laude from the University of MA in Amherst and an MEd., Magna Cum Laude from Springfield College. As an art professor, she taught and guest lectured at several universities throughout the country and abroad. Jerri was the recipient of the Distinguished Alumna Award 2019 from Durfee High School, chosen from over 50,000 candidates and shares this award with other notables like George Stephanopoulos. Ms. Sher was the keynote speaker on Princess Cruise Lines World Tour from Papeete, Tahiti to Sydney, Australia featuring topics of “Creative Writing” and “Using Documentary Films to Make the World a Healthier Place.”
Ms. Sher entered the transportation industry in the early 80’s. She worked for Preston the 151 Line and GOD Guaranteed Overnight Delivery, where she was trained by Tony Robbins. While working in sales and marketing in the trucking business, she learned the necessary skills to become a producer. Her third career of directing and screenwriting emerged when she wrote a novel about a medical mystery about the cure for HIV/AIDS, “THE TWIG PAINTER”. Her book “How To Have A Successful Bridal Shower A to Z” became a national #1 best seller on Amazon. She is a member of the DGA, IDA, AWD and GreenLight Women and lives in Los Angeles with her husband Alan. Jerri’s mission is to work on projects that will positively influence society.