Jon Shenk


Jon Shenk is an Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker and cinematographer. He most recently co-directed with Bonni Cohen on Audrie & Daisy, a story of two life-changing online bullying incidents. Previously, he directed and shot The Island President, the story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, and his battle to help his country survive rising sea levels that could submerge the nation of islands forever. His films also include The Lost Boys Of Sudan and The Beginning, a chronicle of the making of Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace.

Shenk’s films have won the Independent Spirit Award and Best Documentary at the Toronto International Film Festival. A member of the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts, and Sciences, he has produced and photographed dozens of documentaries for PBS, the BBC, A&E, Bravo, CBS, NBC, and National Geographic. 

Live Event Appearances

Podcast Guest Appearances

Al Gore and Bill Nye

Looking for a movie that takes climate science to the masses? In the first part of this week’s episode, former Vice President Al Gore joins Climate One along with co-directors Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk to talk about the making of their 2017 movie AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER and the solutions that it offers. In the second part, TV’s Bill Nye is joined by director Jason Sussberg, who shadowed Nye as he goes toe-to-toe with outspoken climate deniers and travels the world to show the causes and effects of climate change in the 2017 documentary Bill Nye Science Guy.