JODI SAVITZ FILMMAKER
Documenting life. Capturing Change.
ABOUT THE FILMMAKER:
JODI is an independent documentary filmmaker based out of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She grew up in Plantation, Florida, and was lucky to feel safe and supported enough to be open about her lesbian identity as a teenager. She has been out to her family and friends since she was 14 years old, and has been extremely passionate about LGBTQ politics and activism ever since.
Jodi graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Theatre and Gender Studies, and a passion for film. She moved to New York City to pursue a career in filmmaking, and since then she does what all artists do— survives off of pasta and odd jobs, while believing that her goal to create innovative and socially relevant work is a feasible one.
She produced her first film, Yo Soy Asi, in 2010. It is available to watch on Vimeo by clicking on the link or the "watch movie" tab above.
Jodi's newest project, Girl On Girl, has evolved out of her personal struggle to be taken seriously as a lesbian with a feminine gender presentation. By following similarly feminine women, the film will create full and intricate portraits of lesbians who are often assumed to be heterosexual.
Girl on Girl is not only unique in its subject matter, but is particularly relevant in view of the LGBTQ community’s continued struggle for equal rights. It seems to closely relate to the purpose and goals of the community by creating visibility and empowering the diverse voices of lesbians, one of the most underrepresented minorities.
Jodi's goal is to fill a void in LGBTQ programming, and to create valuable resources for the LGBTQ community and beyond.