Jalea Jackson is a New Orleans based Director, Producer, and Editor who aims to create films that spark conversation.
An Honors and Theatre graduate from
Louisiana State University (LSU), Jalea has won multiple awards for her work as an editor, filmmaker, and producer. In 2018, Jalea won the 1st Place Grand Prize, Best Actress, and Best Cinematography for her most recent film Things With Feathers at the Shreveport Urban Film Festival. Things With Feathers, a short narrative that challenges the cultural silence black women have created as a coping method for sexual assault, has had successful screenings in New Orleans (New Orleans Film Festival), Los Angeles (Pan African Film Festival), and Atlanta (Atlanta Independent Film Festival).
Jalea serves as a Producer and Editor for the Nate Parker Foundation and is currently editing a 4-part mini docu-series for their HBCU Storytellers initiative founded by Kellogg. She also works at Elephant Quilt Productions as their Production Manager while continuing to work on personal projects focused on the culture of a marginalization community and the human condition. Jalea strives to reclaim the narrative of stories that are often misconstrued or untold.