The Second Life of Jamie P

A Roger Sherman Film

Now streaming on YouTube, Apple TV, Amazon Prime, Google Play
In Canada it’s available on Apple TV for now

“Everyone should stand up and cheer!”
DA Pennebaker, iconic filmmaker

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, Roger and Jamie have been friends for over 40 years, He followed her emotional, revelatory, and often funny, roller coaster 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 gain a greater understanding of what trans people go through when they transition.

Two photos of Jamie, first when she was presenting as a man, next to it during her transition, being the woman she truly is.

Roger Sherman   Producer, Director, Cinematographer
Jamie Peebles     Producer, Cinematographer
Teese Gohl            Original Music
Evan Anthony       
Eric Milano           
Re-Recording Mixer
Dorothy Kalins     
Executive Producer
A Production of Florentine Films | Sherman Pictures


Jamie and Roger at The Stonewall Inn; it was the first time Jamie had ever been there.

Jamie and Roger outside The Stonewall Inn.
Jamie had never been there before.

Interviews and Articles

Jamie in a summer dress standing in front of a hammock with part of the hammock on top of her head like a hat

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