A devising group named OXYGEN, made up of nine Black artists in the company. The name OXYGEN is in honor of the many black people whose final words were, “I can’t breathe” before being killed by police. Produced by ART Development & Marketing Director, Kisha Jarrett, and created by collaborating artists Vin Shambry, Josie Seid, Lava Alapai, Jeff George, Ayanna Berkshire, Andrea Vernae, Pancho Savery (ART Board Vice-Chair), and Kristen Mun-Van Noy (Line Producer). The group’s first project was a short film called See Me, which is a slice of life of seven black people interwoven with animated fantastical dreamscapes.
Premiered at Portland International Film Festival (PIFF)
Written By Kisha Jarrett, Dawn Jones Redstone, Aki Ruiz, Josie Seid, and Vin Shambry Directed By Dawn Jones Redstone Creative Producer Kisha Jarrett Daily routines intersect with the turmoil of the world outside as three Black Portlanders go about their...learn more
Mother of Color
Portland Premiere Nov 4th
Written by Dawn Jones Redstone motherofcolorfilm.com Mother of Color is the feature film debut of Mexican American filmmaker Dawn Jones Redstone. In a tumultuous world, a whip-smart community organizer and single mother of two dreams of running for office but...learn more