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World of Jenks

Where Guns Are as Common as Cell Phones

Andrew Jenks | Posted 07.20.2013 | Impact
Andrew Jenks

I was a 25-year-old documentary filmmaker from New York working on a show for MTV. He was a 21-year-old dancer in East Oakland trying to move on with his life after the murder of his little brother. I spent a year embedded in his life, and got a front row seat to an American epidemic.

The Musical World of Jenks

Maggie Hollander | Posted 06.24.2013 | Entertainment
Maggie Hollander

What's amazing is that while individual tastes may be spreading further and further apart, music in film still brings us together by triggering the same emotions in all of us, even if just for a moment in time.

'World Of Jenks': A Year With A Cancer Survivor

Posted 03.05.2013 | TV

Andrew Jenks is back with a new season of "World of Jenks." During the show's inaugural season, Jenks moved in with a different young person each week...

Once, Twice, Three Times Malady: My Love Affair With Cancer and Why I Decided to Tell the World

Kaylin Andres | Posted 05.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Kaylin Andres

My cancer can't get enough of me. It keeps coming back. And so I've decided to accept my illness in order to move on with my life. The problem is, once you make the decision to become 'frenemies' with your illness, you accept being defined by it, and cancer has a nasty reputation.

It's on Us

Andrew Jenks | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Andrew Jenks

For the last year I have been fortunate to film and air my own docu-series on MTV which chronicled my experience living for one week at a time with young people from all walks of life.

Ten Minutes With Andrew Jenks

Fabio Periera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Fabio Periera

What's it like to be homeless? Or a high-flying poker player? Documentary filmmaker Andrew Jenks wondered the same thing and his show on MTV, World of Jenks, is answering those questions and more.