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Jacqueline Olive
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I can help filmmakers clarify their visions for their documentary films, supporting a skillful and authentic expression of their voices while offering guidance on building, reaching, and engaging audiences with accurate and deeply meaningful stories. Together, we can confidently tackle everything from crew management and pitching to going from rough cut to fine cut so you can powerfully move audiences with the film that you've been imagining for so long.

JACQUELINE OLIVE is an award-winning, independent filmmaker and immersive media producer with nearly fifteen years of experience in journalism and film. Her debut feature documentary, ​Always in Season​, premiered in competition at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and was awarded the Special Jury Prize for Moral Urgency. The film had its broadcast premiere on the PBS Emmy Award-winning series, Independent Lens​, on February 24, 2020. Jackie also co-directed the award-winning, hour-long film, ​Black to Our Roots​, which broadcast on PBS WORLD in 2009. Jackie has received artist grants and industry funding from Sundance Institute, Independent Television Service, Ford Foundation, Firelight Media, Tribeca Film Fund, Chicken & Egg Pictures, Catapult Film Fund, Southern Documentary Fund, and more. She was recently awarded the Emerging Filmmakers of Color Award from International Documentary Association (IDA) and the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation. The film has received numerous honors that include winner of the 2020 SIMA Documentary Jury Prize For Ethos and nominations for Best Writing from IDA Documentary Awards 2019 and the Spotlight Award from Cinema Eye Honors 2019. Additionally, Jackie was recently awarded the Emerging Filmmakers of Color Award from International Documentary Association and the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation and profiled as one of Variety's "10 Filmmakers To Watch."

How I Can Help

Want tips on self-care over a long production schedule? Wondering what to expect after picture lock? I have answers to these questions and experience with every aspect of filmmaking from research and development to journalist practices, strategizing festival runs, acquiring distribution, self-distributing, press prep, branding and web presence, audience engagement, and more. I can additionally give feedback on cuts and provide single session or regular mentorship 1-on-1 or with your key production team. Let's get things going so you can finish your film and get it out into the world!