JERRI SHER is an EMMY Award-winning filmmaker. A member of the Directors Guild since 1998, she has completed 22 film and television projects. She wrote, directed and produced QUIET EXPLOSIONS, a documentary feature about Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) in veterans, athletes and civilians. The film just won the Lilac Award at the SpIFF Int. Film Festival and will be released on November 10, 2020 on Amazon and Vimeo. LIVE LIFE (healing through alternative medicine) her 12-part docu-drama television series was co-produced by Discovery Communications. 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 Betty Thomas, Mimi Leder and Patty Jenkins for the Women’s Steering Committee of the DGA. Her short film LIVE LIFE A-Z won the George Lucas Global Education Award at the My Hero Int. Film Festival. Her documentary SOUL OF AN EMPIRE, about the rebirth of 42nd St. NYC, won the Best Documentary Feature Award at the Big Bear Lake Int. Film Festival, 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 and an MEd, Magna Cum Laude from Springfield College. Ms. Sher was the keynote speaker on Princess Cruise Lines World tour from Papeete, Tahiti to Sydney, Australia including topics of “Creative Writing” and “Using Documentary Films to Make the World a Healthier Place.” She has taught and guest lectured at several universities throughout the country and abroad.
Ms. Sher entered the transportation industry in the early eighties. Jerri worked for Preston the 151 Line and GOD Guaranteed Overnight Delivery, where she was trained by Anthony 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” just became a national #1 best seller on Amazon. Jerri was the recipient of the Distinguished Alumna Award 2019 from Durfee High School, chosen from over 50,000 candidates. She is a member of DGA, IDA, AWD and GreenLight Women and lives in Los Angeles with her husband Alan.