Jenny Waldo

Jenny Waldo’s debut feature as writer-director, Acid Test, is out now on digital. The coming-of-age feature adapts her festival-favorite short film of the same name and is based on her own tumble through self-discovery as a 1990’s Riot Grrrl! A graduate of USC’s School of Cinematic Arts where she won a directing scholarship, Jenny worked on documentaries while also pursuing her passion for scripted filmmaking. Her producing credits include the indie feature The Preacher’s Daughter, which sold to Lifetime, and the feature documentary The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing. An advocate for upcoming filmmakers, Jenny was Program Coordinator at the non-profit Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP) and now teaches filmmaking at Houston Community College. Learn more at


From Teen to Parent and Back Again

By Jenny Waldo | October 17, 2022

From Teen to Parent and Back Again

Acid Test writer-director Jenny Waldo reflects on making a personal coming-of-age movie while a mother to teenage kids.