Jennifer Reeder was born in Ohio and graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). Her multi-award-winning feature films, which have screened at numerous international festivals, focus on stories about relationships, trauma and dealing with such experiences. She attended Berlinale Talents in 2015. That same year, her film BLOOD BELOW THE SKIN screened in Berlinale Shorts; in 2016, CRYSTAL LAKE featured in the Generation programme. She is returning to Generation with KNIVES AND SKIN in 2019.