JENNY MURRAY (Director, Editor, Producer) is a filmmaker from Chicago. ¡Las Sandinistas!, her first feature documentary film, premiered in competition at SXSW 2018 where it won a SXSW "Special Jury Recognition" Award. The film also went on to win the top "Jury Prize – Best Film – New Directors Competition" and the "Audience Award for Best Foreign Documentary" at Brazil's Sao Paulo International Film Festival, the Audience Award at CineLatino Film Festival, and the Jury Prize in the Justice Matters Competition at the 2019 Washington DC International Film Festival. ¡Las Sandinistas! premiered with theatrical runs in London at Bertha DocHouse and in New York City at Film Forum, with subsequent theatrical releases in 10 American cities. The film broadcast nationally on PBS WORLD in March 2019 and rebroadcast in June 2019. ¡Las Sandinistas! was co-produced by ITVS and was also an IFP 2017 Documentary Lab selection.
Jenny has spoken about the film on CNN International and at Harvard University's Kennedy School through the Harvard Ash Center for Democratic Governance. She taught a master class about making the film for MICA and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Jenny graduated from Columbia University where she studied Philosophy, Photography, and Latin American Film and Literature. After working as a licensed Associate on Watermill’s stock trading desk in New York, she directed two short films, which have screened at Anthology Film Archives in New York City, and multiple social satire comedy videos. She currently lives in Los Angeles.
SARAH WINSHALL (Producer) is an independent producer championing personal films with unique worldviews. Her work includes short films “Affections” (dir. Bridey Elliott, Sundance 2016), “Whiskey Fist” (dir. Gillian Wallace Horvat, SXSW 2017), and “Men Don't Whisper”, (dir. Jordan Firstman, Sundance 2018). Her first narrative feature film, Clara’s Ghost, starring Chris, Abby, and Bridey Elliott will premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Previously, she spent several years distributing independent films and social documentaries for Seventh Art Releasing and Quantum Releasing. She is also a film critic whose writing frequently appears in Under the Radar, Screen Slate, and Filmmaker Magazine.