Harpoon Pictures signs Jeannette Godoy
August 31, 2012 by Screenmag
Harpoon Pictures has signed Director Jeannette Godoy.
Godoy came to the industry’s attention last year, when she was selected to be part of “Shoot” Magazine’s prestigious “New Director Showcase” and was short-listed for the “Young Directors Award” at Cannes from “Shots” Magazine. Godoy ended her debut year with a national campaign for Zest and was nominated by Shots as one of the Best New Directors of 2011.
She began her career as a choreographer for commercials, television, feature films, concert tours and music videos. She is well known for her choreography in Sir Mix-A-Lot’s famous video “Baby Got Back.”
For Harpoon Pictures Director of New Business Development, Chris Miller, Godoy is a “great find for our company,”
“When Jeannette and I first met it was immediately clear she was a kindred spirit,” Miller says. “She was easy to talk to and has a clear point of view about her work. I loved her energy, approachability, her diverse background and collaborative nature. It’s immediately clear that Jeannette has the commanding presence to go far in her directorial career.”
“I was instantly taken with her,” says Harpoon’s EP, Chester Mayer. “After reviewing her work and talking at length, it was clear Jeannette would make a great addition to our roster.”
“When I met Chris Miller at the AICP Los Angeles party, his passion and excitement for Harpoon were immediately evident,” says Godoy. “Then, after speaking further with Chester Mayer and knowing of his successful experience in the business, I was thrilled to be asked onto their roster. I really admire the directors they are currently working with and I feel honored to be amongst them.”
Godoy’s recent credits include her award-winning Bridgestone Tires spot entitled “A Boy and His Tire” and a poignant PSA, “Find-A-Cure,” for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Los Angeles. Godoy has passions outside of spots as well. She is currently shooting a documentary film about her family’s journey from a life of poverty in Tijuana, Mexico to extraordinary success in the U.S. and the controversial anti immigrant sentiments that is so pervasive in the U.S. today.