Dawn Jones Redstone
Dawn Jones Redstone (she/her) is an award-winning queer, Latinx writer/director whose films have screened around the globe. Her work often features women of color and explores themes of resistance, feminism and the internal machinations that help us transform into the people we want to become. She believes in using her hiring decisions to lift people up and help create an inclusive filmmaking community that reflects and brings needed perspective to the world we live in. All of her sets, made up mostly of women of color, have reflected that since 2015.
She was named a Woman of Vision by Oregon Daily Journal of Commerce and has been awarded grants from the Regional Arts and Culture Council, Northwest Film Center, MRG Foundation and more. In 2017, she was selected to shadow director Debra Granik on the set of Leave No Trace as part of the 5to50 program with support from Oregon Film. Most recently she was awarded the Inspiration and Service Award from Oregon Media Producer’s Association.
She resides with her wife and daughter in Portland, Oregon and is currently preparing to make her first feature film entitled Mother of Color.