We have been committed throughout this entire process to present a film that is not only entertaining, but is also educational and an accurate representation of culture in New Orleans. Our team is totally inclusive and is representative by people of color as well as the LGBTQ community.
JONATHAN ISAAC JACKSON
Mr. Jackson was selected for The New Orleans Film Festivals inaugural "Emerging Voices" program, sponsored by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2014. In the program, Jonathan was mentored by Emmy Award nominated and Peabody Award winning director/producer Dawn Porter, whose films include documentary's "Gideon's Army" (HBO) and "John Lewis: Good Trouble (Magnolia Pictures). Jonathan was also selected Top 3 in 2016's PBS Online Film Festival for his film "Greenlight". Jonathan and Philip were 2016 and 2017 Magnifying Glass Grant Award Winners for "After Claudetteia" and "The Fire Next Time...", as well as winners of the Princeton Tiger Award in 2018. Their films have screened all over the US, as well as internationally.
In 2021, Jonathan is planning to premiere his feature documentary "Big Chief, Black Hawk" while continuing to learn and grow by pursing his MFA in Film at Howard University in Washington DC.
PAUL V. FISHBACK
Paul Fishback’s filmmaking career began in Los Angeles and continued in his home state of South Dakota. With his brother James, he has produced award winning films in the U.S., Haiti, and Nicaragua, and their work has been featured on television, at international film festivals, in college classrooms, and at charity events. In 2013, their company hosted the sold-out Northern Voyage Film Festival in Brookings, SD. They have since produced multiple film events, premiers, and screenings. Paul graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Colorado Boulder with a B.A. in Economics with a Business Emphasis, and also from The AFI Conservatory with an MFA in Producing.