photo by zamarin wahdat

photo by zamarin wahdat

A native of Tennessee, Raven Jackson is a filmmaker, poet, & photographer currently attending New York University's Graduate Film Program. In her work, gray areas of life are often detailed. She is particularly interested in stories which add texture to the pivotal experience of coming-of-age and/or into one's sexuality, as well as the body's relationship to nature.

Nettles, winner of an inaugural Flies Collective Film Grant, is her fifth narrative short film. She's currently developing a feature-length script exploring coming-of-age themes in the American South. Her chapbook of poetry, little violences, is available from Cutbank Literary Magazine. Raven is a Cave Canem fellow and a graduate of the New School's Writing Program.