Filmmaker Biography

Randi Jacobs is the producer, director and writer of her first feature-length documentary, A Sentence for Two, which premiered at the Portland Women's Film Festival; POW Fest 2008. Randi was a recipient of the Women's Vision Film Grant in 2006; part of Film Action Oregon's Women's Film Initiative.

Randi has spent the last decade working as a freelance location sound mixer on a wide range of video and film sets. Her recent work can be heard on the HBO Documentary, Saving Pelican 895, which premiered April 20, 2011, as well as, the hit television series, Little People Big World, which airs on TLC and is premiering four one hour specials beginning October 2011.

Randi's passion for documentary filmmaking and the fate of working on a segment for America's Most Wanted, at the Oregon Women's Correctional Center, initiated the idea to develop, A Sentence for Two. Meeting a pregnant inmate for the first time left a profound impact and it became clear that the stories of these women needed to be told to educate others that these mistakes need not be repeated.

Randi is a graduate of San Francisco State University's Broadcast Communication Arts Department.