Jennifer Aniston denim jeans sunglasses directing short film

Jennifer Aniston has ditched the dresses and heels for a much more relaxed look while on the LA set of her first project as director.

The 42-year-old actress is directing one part of a Lifetime film series called Project Five which centers around a woman battling cancer. Wonder if Jen's motivation to get behind the camera was inspired by Angelina Jolie's recent work as director?

Even though she's trying to be the hardcore director, Jen looks adorable in her rolled up jeans and puffer vest. Can't wait to see her directorial debut!

See the former Friends star calling the shots ... after the jump.