Jon Jon

Filmmaker

New Orleans, LA, USA

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Jonathan Isaac Jackson is a Managing Partner at The Colored Section, along with Philip Williamson Jr. The Colored Section is a Creative Agency and Independent Film Production Company based in New Orleans and Philadelphia, specializing in creating short form content and films, independently distributing them internationally through streaming sites like REVRY and Amazon. The Colored Section has had films selected and screened in The New Orleans Film Festival (2014-2017), PBS Online Film Festival (2016), San Francisco Black Film Festival (2017), and the New York Film Festival (2017), among many others. 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, who's films include documentary's "Gideon's Army" (HBO), "Spies Of Mississippi" (PBS), and "Trapped" (Sundance). Jonathan was also selected into the Top 200 in HBO's "Project Greenlight", as well as Top 3 in 2016's PBS Online Film Festival for his film "Greenlight", which made it's official world premiere "in competition" at The New Orleans Film Festival 2015. 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 2019, Jonathan is looking forward to releasing his sci-fi short “the girl And her Electric Sheep”, as well as “mor-Ale”, a web series he produced with Philip Williamson Jr. in Philidelphia.