Jessie Auritt is an award-winning documentary filmmaker based in New York City. Her short film, The Birdman, about the quirky owner of a used music store, premiered at DOC NYC in 2012, was an official selection at festivals across the country, and received numerous awards, including the Grand Jury Prize for Short Documentary at Slamdance in 2013. She made her first film, The Price of Education, about a single mother struggling to provide a better future for her family, as an undergraduate at Tufts University. In addition to independent filmmaking, she has shot, edited, directed and produced videos for UNICEF, IFC.com, and The New York Daily News, as well as many other companies and non-profit organizations. Supergirl will mark Jessie’s debut as a feature film director and editor.