After posting short videos of the impact of Superstorm Sandy on midtown Manhattan, specifically the Times Square area, on her YouTube channel used for her music, Jennie began getting inquiries from media outlets to use her footage of the storm and for interviews. Jennie was featured on two live BBC World News broadcasts on October 31; one interview from her home via SKYPE and the second from the New York City bureau of the BBC, where she spoke about what she experienced and saw of hurricane Sandy.
The fast turnaround documentary focuses on how mobile phones and personal cameras captured the unforgettable images of Superstorm Sandy and was produced by Mentorn Media.
Executive Producer Steve Anderson said: “From the moment that weather forecasters made their predictions, young people in New York and New Jersey documented the preparations, and then the frightening reality.
“Trees uprooting, power stations exploding and people being evacuated from homes while waist-deep in water; everything has been caught on personal phones and cameras by a generation that understands the power of instant video messaging.”
This documentary is only available on BBC Three in the UK.
For more information on Jennie Walker, please visit her website at http://www.jenniewalker.com