About the team
Raven Jackson (Writer, Director, Producer) A native of Tennessee, Raven Jackson is an award-winning filmmaker, poet, and photographer. Her work often explores landscapes of indefinable experiences and emotions, as well as the body’s relationship to nature. A participant of Film at Lincoln Center’s 2019 Artist Academy during the 57th New York Film Festival, her debut feature, All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt, was handpicked by Barry Jenkins for Indie Memphis’ 2019 Black Filmmaker Residency in Screenwriting and one of five films selected for the 2019 Ikusmira Berriak Residency in San Sebastián, Spain. Her work has screened at key festivals and venues worldwide, including BAM, San Sebastián International Film Festival, Slamdance, and Metrograph. Her chapbook of poetry, Little Violences, is available from Cutbank Literary Magazine. Raven is a Cave Canem fellow and holds MFAs from New York University’s Graduate Film Program and the New School’s Writing Program.
Maria Altamirano (Producer) Maria Altamirano is a Peruvian-American producer based in New York. She has produced work featured at festivals around the world, including Cannes, SXSW, Slamdance, San Sebastián, and Palm Springs. She is currently in post-production for her first feature, Alexis Gambis’s Son of Monarchs, and in development for Raven Jackson’s All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt, an SFFILM grantee and a 2019 IFP Week selection. Maria completed NYU’s M.B.A./M.F.A. program, a conjunction of Stern School of Business and Tisch School of the Arts, where she received several awards for producing an outstanding body of films. Prior to filmmaking, Maria was Market Research Manager at Paramount Pictures where she generated key development and marketing insights for the studio’s slate.