Starting as a teenager at his father's studio, Pennebaker began a life in film. Since then, Pennebaker has worked as a director, producer, camera, and editor for more than 25 years. His early credits include: The Ukrainian Mennonites a documentary about a couple after WW II; the Academy Award nominated The Warroom(1994); Searching for Jimi Hendrix(1997); Moon Over Broadway(1998) (2002); Down from the Mountain(2002); Only the Strong Survive(2003); We have Arrived(2005); After Innocence(2005); and Youssou N'Dour: I Bring what I love (2009). He has also made several projected programs for the MET and Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame. As well as for The New Yorker and it's 60TH birthday tribute to Bob Dylan at Town Hall (2000). And in 1999 Pennebaker filmed a two day music festival for the Harry Smith Foundation at the Church of Saint Ann’s in Brooklyn, NY. The Festival included performances by; Wilco, Moby, and Lou Reed. He also spent much of the year following The Dave Matthews Band on tour for a never released film by Sam Erickson. His early music work led to some television series, including: the PBS series Sessions at West 54th Street; The BRAVO Profiles series; VH-1’s ‘Unplugged’ series, amongst others. He is currently directing the EMMY nominated PBS and A&E international series, ‘Live From the Artists Den’ now in its 12TH season; and the award winning MTV Hits series, 'Live From Daryl's House'. Pennebaker was the pilot season director for, and an architect of, the EMMY nominated, Jerry Seinfeld series, Comedians in Cars getting Coffee. Partly due to his deep roots in the music world, Pennebaker started doing live stream projects. This has turned into a regular activity with multiple, monthly live streams for such clients as Skullcandy, Amazon, Google/YouTube, SPOTIFY, Go90, Live Nation, AEG, and AOL. And with partners such as Three on the Tree, Tourgigs, Firsttube Media , TV Tech Managers, Show Cobra/Love Live, Springboard, and others. Over the course of his career Pennebaker has had the honor of working with some of verite film making’s most recognizable names; Robert Leacock, Al Maysles, Nick Doob, Chris Hegedus and his father, D. A. Pennebaker. While continuing to work in all three formats (Documentary, commercial/marketing, and music/live streams), Pennebaker is currently working on a film called "Show and Tell," a series of conversations with several of the most influential people of documentary filmmaking past and present. Today, Pennebaker is an independent filmmaker, producer, and director. He lives in New York City. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD/PRINT THIS BIOGRAPHY