Genevieve Ward was born on November 20, 1993 in Los Angeles. Growing up in a family active in the movie business, she was exposed to the industry at an early age, and for the majority of her life she knew she wanted to pursue a career in the field. At the end of middle school, Genevieve became involved in a local media arts organization called Venice Arts. In 2007 she started taking photography classes there and immediately fell in love with the medium.
In 2009 she was asked to participate in a class called Youth Media Crew with Venice Arts, where students worked on creating both community and personal multi-media stories. Genevieve worked with a fellow student on a video portrait of a Venice local entitled “Scotty’s Lantern House”. The project is now being featured in numerous teen film festivals including the Santa Monica Teen Film Festival, the YAM Festival and the CineYouth Film Festival (part of the Chicago Int’l Film Festival). During the year she spent in Youth Media Crew she became passionate about editing and documentary film work along with photography and watching films.
During high school Genevieve had the opportunity to work as an intern for film editor Eric Beason on “The Stepfather” at Anonymous Content and with Venice Arts as Youth Art Intern.