Originally from Los Angeles, Jeannette grew up writing and wanting to direct. She had her first taste of editing when she created skits and video diaries for her YouTube channel in the mid-00s. In 2011 she studied screenwriting through UCLA before eventually moving to Japan for five years, where she taught English and continued her YouTube video blogs. Last year she moved to England to get her Master's degree in filmmaking. She has spent the year working on different projects and developing her practical filmmaking skills. "What Goes Up" is her first film.