Jonathan Isaac Jackson
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 (2014-2019), 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, whose 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 released his sci-fi short “the girl And her Electric Sheep”, as well as “mor-Ale”, a web series he produced with Philip in Philadelphia. Jonathan also directed 6 music videos for music artist PERK that were shot in New Orleans, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas, and ended the year with a short documentary called "Chief Black Hawk".
In 2020, Jonathan looks to complete his first two features, a horror/fantasy called "The Necromancer", and a feature documentary based off of his short "Chief Black Hawk" about the history of Mardi Gras Masking in New Orleans.
Film Festival Selection List:
Cannes Court Métrage (2013)
HBO's "Project Greenlight" Top 200 (2014)
New Orleans Film Fest (2014-2019)
PBS Online Film Fest (2016)
Los Angeles Cine Fest (2016)
Plum Tuckered Film Fest (2016)
Sankofa Film Festival (2016)
Stories Lived (2017)
Corvallis Queer Film Festival (2017)
Mumbai International Queer Film Festival (2017)
Creative Alliance’s Rainbow Festival (2017)
Baltimore Rainbow Fest (2017)
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival's Sync Up Cinema (2017)
NOLA Edge Film Festival (2017) (Award: Best Narrative)
San Francisco Black Film Fest (2017)
North West Louisiana Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (2017)
Tampa Bay International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (2017)
Magnifying Glass Fellowship (2016, 2017)
New York Short Film Festival (2017)
Bloodstained Indie Film Fest (2017)
DTC Film Festival (2018, 2019)
Hayti Film Festival (2018, 2019)
Nassau Film Festival (2018) (Award: Princeton Tiger Award)
Sidewalk Film Festival (2018)
Short & Sweet LA (2018)
Black Film Festival of New Orleans (2018, 2019) (Award: Best Makeup)
All Voices Film Fest (2019)
Southern Screen Festival (2019)
Shortie Film Festival (2019)
Best Makeup, Black Film Festival of New Orleans (For “A Conversation with The Devil”)
Princeton Tiger Award, Nassau Film Festival (For "The Fire Next Time…")
Best Narrative, NOLA Edge Film Festival (For “SAMO”)
Magnifying Glass Grant, Artless Media (For "The Fire Next Time…")
Magnifying Glass Grant, Artless Media (For “After Claudetteia”)
University Of Phoenix
BS in Communications