Director Jade Jenise Dixon Defies the Odds of a Female Filmmaker
Parker Street Productions’ award-winning Writer/ Director, Jade Jenise Dixon, hit all the right marks with her feature film directorial debut, TRUTH HALL (2009). The film won several film festal awards, was in heavy rotation on the B.E.T., Centric and Bounce TV networks, made the “Best Sellers” list at Target and secured distribution through Image entertainment.
But, like so many other female directors, Jade was left spinning her wheels. And, because of lack of diversity in the Director’s chair in Hollywood, Jade had essentially given up. She got engaged and resolved to being content with a simpler life.
“My passion to direct, never left. I just didn’t know how to get my next film done or where my next job was going to come from,” says the Writer/Director. But when her engagement fell apart short of the alter, Jade started writing again.
“I wasn’t sure if I wanted to get into the ring again. The odds of a female filmmaker making a second feature film aren’t good. I was scared. But I had to push through it,” says Jade.
Now Jade has defied the odds and is poised to premiere her new Romantic Comedy, “Dog Park,” at the Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival on September 29, 2017 at 9:10PM. Jade notes that it’s a better time for female directors. She also recognizes that the industry still has a long way to go… but she’s happy to be back.