JODI SAVITZ

Director. Cinematographer. Storyteller. 

JODI SAVITZ is a director and cinematographer based in New York City who specializes in documentary, narrative and branded content. A graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Communications, Jodi began her career as an actress before pivoting into filmmaking.

 

In 2016, her feature documentary, GIRL ON GIRL, received viral attention for its unique coverage of the LGBTQ community and feminine lesbian identity. In addition to shooting and directing, she crafted a grassroots brand identity and marketing strategy for her documentary, Girl on Girl, that gained international recognition and facilitated the growth of an online community of LGBTQ women that is home to nearly 500,000 fans.

 

In the same year, she produced, directed, and shot several short documentaries with the launch of NBC OUT, and became known for capturing intersectional stories with political, religious, and LGBTQ themes. Jodi currently works with NBC Left Field as a cinematographer and investigative video journalist on projects across the globe.

 

Recent work includes One Man's Quest to Ban Conversion Therapy in California (NBC Left Field/Focus Features), Is Makeup Sexist? (NBC/Today Show), Like a Prayer: Can You Be Queer and Religious? (Teen Vogue/Them). Her work has screened at The St. Louis International Film Festival, NewFest, HBO’s Women in Comedy Film Festival, and more.

 

CLIENTS

NBC Left Field, NBC Out, Teen Vogue, Them, Condé Nast, NowThis, EliteDaily, Thrive Global, PH Talent

 

EDUCATION

Northwestern University, School of Communication

Gender Studies & Theater (BA)