Great Storytellers Presents Jacqueline Olive, March 12, 2020
Jackie Olive is a 2007 graduate of CJC’s Documentary Institute master’s program. She is an independent filmmaker and immersive media producer with more than a decade of experience in journalism and film. She founded Tell It MEDIA, a production company that creates short and feature-length documentaries, narrative fiction, hybrid films, and immersive media projects that tell stories of diverse people, places, and cultures.
Her debut feature documentary, Always in Season, premiered in the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and was awarded the Special Jury Prize for Moral Urgency. Olive is currently producing a VR companion to Always in Season that uses 360° video and computer-generated imagery to explore themes of dehumanization and violence and offers strategies to black women for moving confidently through racialized public spaces.
Olive also co-directed and co-produced the award-winning hour-long documentary, Black to Our Roots, which broadcast on PBS WORLD.
She has been a Sundance Documentary Edit & Story Lab Fellow, a Sundance Documentary Film Program Fellow, and Sundance Music & Sound Design Lab fellow. She also received the Emerging Filmmakers of Color Award from the International Documentary Association and the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation.
Olive has been an immersive media fellow with the Bay Area Video Coalition Institute for New Media Technologies and Mediamaker Fellows, the Black Public Media New Media Institute, and most recently, the Open Immersion VR Lab.