Jalea Jackson is an Atlanta based Director, Producer, and Editor who aims to create films that spark conversation.
An Honors and Theatre alumna from Louisiana State University (LSU), Jalea has won multiple awards for her work as an editor, filmmaker, and producer. Her short film, "Things With Feathers", a short narrative that challenges the cultural silence black women have created as a coping method for sexual assault, has won several awards and had successful screenings in New Orleans (New Orleans Film Festival), Los Angeles (Pan African Film Festival), and Atlanta (Atlanta Independent Film Festival). In 2018, a short film she edited, "Blood Runs Down", won "Best Louisiana Short" at the New Orleans Film Festival.
Jalea has served as a Media Loader on the feature film "Wellwood" and was an Assistant Editor for the 2021 Sundance Official Selection feature film "Ma Belle My Beauty", a New Orleanian-French inspired love story. She also was the Assistant Editor for the feature documentary "Commuted", a lyrical, poetic documentary that follows the life of Daniele Metz after her release from prison by the Clemency Act.
Jalea currently serves as a Video Producer for Victory Church and is a Producer, Editor, and Mentor for the Nate Parker Foundation (NPF). NPF is a non-profit organization that seeks to break the barriers in the film industry by empowering young voices of African descent to “tell their unique and diverse stories that may otherwise not be heard.”
Through her work, Jalea intentionally focuses on telling stories centered on highlighting the culture and authenticity of marginalized communities and the human condition, all while reclaiming the narrative of stories that are often misconstrued or untold.