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 FestivalWon Best Feature Documentary

Peekskill Film Festival — Nominated Best Feature Documentary

Hollywood South Urban Film Festival

Independent Online Film Festival

New Orleans Film Festival — Nominated Best Louisiana-Made Feature

Rails to Reels Film FestivalWon Best Documentary

George Lindsey UNA Film Festival — Nominated Best Alabama-Made film

Azalea Film Festival

 

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.