The Second Life of Jamie P

Jamie Peebles always thought he was a man. Until, “like a bolt of lightning,” at age 63 she realized she’s a woman. Jamie had suppressed all knowledge of misgendering herself. Classmates as Hampshire College, we’ve been friends for over 40 years, I followed her emotional, revelatory, and often funny transition for a year.

Transgender issues may have reached America’s consciousness, but they are often misunderstood. Jamie agreed to participate because she felt that by telling her very personal story in real time, cisgenders would have a greater understanding of what trans people go through when they transition. The Second Life of Jamie P shines a light on this critical subject.

Roger Sherman     Producer, Director, Cinematographer

Jamie Peebles     Producer, Cinematographer


Two photos of Jamie, first when she was presenting as a man, next to it during her transition, being the woman she truly is.
Jamie and Roger at The Stonewall Inn; it was the first time Jamie had ever been there.

Lulea Film Festival

Best International Documentary

Big Apple Film Festival

Best Feature Documentary

Chain NYC Film Festival

Best Director of A Documentary


Award of Merit

Hague World Cinema Festival

Official Selection

Stamped Film Festival

Official Selection

Hamptons DocFest

Official Selection

San Antonio QFest LGBT Intl Film Festival

Official Selection