Jacqueline Olive is an independent filmmaker and transmedia producer with artist grants from Sundance, Independent Television Service, Firelight Media, Chicken & Egg Pictures, Catapult Film Fund, and more. After receiving a master’s degree from the University of Florida Documentary Institute in 2007, she worked on the production team of the Emmy Award-winning PBS series, Independent Lens.
Jacqueline is currently directing the documentary feature film, Always in Season, which explores the lingering impact of a century of lynching African Americans. Gaining experience with transmedia production as a fellow with the Bay Area Video Coalition, the National Black Programming Consortium New Media Institute, and, most recently, the Open Immersion VR Lab, sponsored by Ford Foundation, National Film Board of Canada, and Canadian Film Centre, Jacqueline is also producing a VR project that explores the film’s theme of dehumanization, offering strategies for moving confidently through the racialized public spaces that black women navigate daily.
As the trauma of more than a century of lynching African Americans bleeds into the present, Always in Season follows both the relatives of the perpetrators and the victims who are seeking justice and reconciliation in the midst of heated national debates surrounding the value of black lives.
Learn more about Jacqueline’s work through her documentary production company Tell It Media…