CDFS is excited to announce writer-director Jeannette Godoy as our Instructor of Unscripted Brand Storytelling. Big brands want the stories of their customers told through their own authentic voices, but still want to weave in their brand ethos. That requires finesse and processes to make compelling content. Ms. Godoy’s course will teach you the ins and outs of how to tell compelling stories, as well as navigating and collaborating with clients.
Jeannette is a first generation, Mexican American filmmaker and storyteller. She comes to directing from a varied and eclectic background, starting her career as a choreographer where she worked in film, television and commercials. At a young age, Jeannette choreographed the celebrated music video, “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix A Lot and Chris Rock’s “CB4”. Fast forward to 2020 amidst a pandemic, she created and directed “Pure Corazón”, her three-part series on dating in the Latinx world. Her current television project, “Varsity Moves” was just optioned by Companario Entertainment (Netflix’s “Selena”), a series that perfectly blends her experiences as filmmaker, choreographer and storyteller.
Her initial foray into directing earned her a trip to Cannes for a commercial entitled, “A Boy & His Tire.” This spot for Bridgestone Tires is known for it’s beautiful visuals and subtle yet, emotional performance, received several prestigious nominations including the Young Director Award, as well as a spot in SHOOT Magazine’s New Director’s Showcase.
Jeannette is a passionate advocate for Down Syndrome Awareness and would love to see inclusion within the advertising community for people with disabilities. Her documentary, “Free 2 Be Me,” aired at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, screened at many film festivals and is currently airing on Dance Network. Her career focus is to work on projects that empower, enlighten and do something positive for the world. She currently lives in Los Angeles, where she directs commercials, documentaries and branded content while developing her tv and feature projects. She is represented by APA.