Jenny Mackenzie

Jenny Mackenzie, Ph.D. is an award winning documentary filmmaker whose mission is to produce films that create and promote social change. Her films include KICK LIKE A GIRL, WHERE’S HERBIE? SUGAR BABIES, LEAD WITH LOVE & DYING IN VEIN, THE OPIATE GEBERATION. Her films have aired on top broadcast channels such as HBO, won numerous awards at various international film festivals, and are currently being used by the US State Department to discuss public health and social justice issues around the globe. Jenny’s films have received grant support from Chicken & Egg Films, The Sorenson Legacy Foundation, Fledgling Fund, Artemis Rising, The Larry H. Miller Foundation & The Eccles Foundation. She has worked in collaboration with the Utah Film Center for over 12 years, under the leadership of her friend, mentor and producer Geralyn White Dreyfous. Jenny received a B.A. from Brown University, an M.S.W. from Simmons College, and a Ph.D. from the University of Utah. She has been an adjunct faculty member at the University of Utah, and works regularly with SPYHOP faculty to help mentor high school students. Jenny helps to support emerging artists with grant support and mentorship as a board member of the David Ross Fetzer Foundation.

  • Dying in Vein, The opiate generation - Trailer