Mississippi Madam: The Life of Nellie Jackson
I was the director, editor and cinematographer for this documentary. Below is a synopsis:
In 1902 Nellie Jackson, an African-American woman born into poverty in Possum Corner, Miss., travels north to Natchez and opens “Nellie’s,” a brothel she ran for more than 60 years with full knowledge of police and Natchez officials until a fiery end one hot July night in 1990.
The feature-length documentary has been accepted into the following film festivals:
Oxford Film Festival — Nominated Best Mississippi-Made film
Crossroads Film Festival — Won Best Feature Documentary
Peekskill Film Festival — Nominated Best Feature Documentary
New Orleans Film Festival — Nominated Best Louisiana-Made Feature
Rails to Reels Film Festival — Won Best Documentary
George Lindsey UNA Film Festival — Nominated Best Alabama-Made film
Videos I shot for the Tom Benson Second Line (above), and the Easter Parade (below). I did not have my stabilizer with me on both shoots. Filmed on a Nikon D7100.