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The Puzzle Palace

Jenny Schweitzer Bell


Co-director, The Puzzle Palace

Jenny Schweitzer Bell and her partner Brian Bell are a husband-and-wife filmmaking team based in New York City. From 2001 to 2006, they produced several director-driven, narrative independent feature films. Over the past fifteen years, while Jenny focused on directing commissioned and personal short documentaries, Brian produced studio-backed narrative feature films. Now reunited, they are committed to making films that challenge the status quo and explore the complexities of the human experience.

Jenny’s work has premiered with top-tier publications such as The New York Times, The New Yorker, National Geographic, and The Atlantic. Her films, The Magic of Chess and Girls in Chess were selected for the 2020 American Film Showcase, and The Magic of Chess received a “Best of the Year” nomination at the 2020 Vimeo Film Awards.

Despite Jenny and Brian’s best efforts, their two teenage daughters have no interest in making movies.