Jennifer Peedom

Jennifer Peedom

Director, Producer, Executive Producer, Writer


Jennifer Peedom is an Australian documentary filmmaker, director, and producer. She is best known for her acclaimed documentaries on mountaineering and exploration, such as Sherpa, Miracle on Everest, and Mountain.

Peedom was born in Australia and raised in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales. She has a bachelor's degree in environmental science from the University of Sydney, and worked for Australia's national parks service for several years before turning her attention to filmmaking.

Peedom's career in documentary filmmaking began in 2001 with the release of her award-winning short film, The Endurance. She then moved on to direct a series of documentaries for the National Geographic Channel, including Everest's Mystery, Everest's Fury, and Everest's Terror.

In 2015, Peedom released her first feature-length documentary, Sherpa, which tells the story of a group of Sherpas, or mountain guides, who work on Mount Everest. The film won numerous awards, including the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival.

Following Sherpa, Peedom released the documentary Miracle on Everest in 2018. The film follows the story of a group of climbers who saved the lives of other climbers during a blizzard on the world's highest peak.

Peedom's latest film is Mountain, a documentary about the world's most awe-inspiring peaks, featuring interviews with mountaineers, scientists, and adventurers. The film was released in 2019 and won the Best Cinematography Award at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.

Peedom's films have been acclaimed for their visual beauty, storytelling, and exploration of the human spirit. She has become one of the world's leading documentary filmmakers, and her work has been featured in some of the world's most prestigious film festivals.