I am 1/3 founders of the newly created Students of Cinema (SOC) on Jackson State University's campus. I am a screenwriter, sound editor, editor, videographer, student, sound designer, filmmaker and photographer. I was recently nominated for sound design by KCACTF for my sound in JSU's productions of "A Raisin in the Sun" and "Wine in the Wilderness."
My goals are to graduate from Jackson State University, attend and graduate from film school, and eventually own my own production company and production house writing, directing, and producing my own films. I plan to accomplish all of this before I'm 40.
My colleagues and I created SOC after attending a two week film class with Actor/ Director Tim Reid. We learned the background of equipment as well as created a short film "If," I obtained the rolls of both Second Asst. Camera and Editor for the film. We enjoyed the experience so much we wanted to continue making films with fellow filmmakers, since there are no classes or organizations solely based on film on campus. We just recently completed our first independent short film: Consequences.
I plan to continue being involved with SOC as well as continue to help with the annual film fest that we are planning to put on every April. My colleagues and I have big plans for SOC and we do hope we are successful in this upcoming year with our projects.
Name: Jaleesa D. Harris
Lives in: Jackson, Mississippi
Company: Students of Cinema
Occupation: Videographer, Editor, Filmmaker, Photographer (Still), Screenwriter, Sound Designer, Sound Editor, Student and Second Assistant Camera
Unique traits: Quick learner, self taught, ambitious, and eager to learn.
A Season of Revenge
Film (short) by Students of Cinema/Orionna Brumfield (Drama and Thriller) Writer, Editor 15 years after of being picked on, humiliated and tormented by his popular classmates, a very successful Arnoldo invites his peers, who caused him misery in high school to a party at his lavish mansion. Will the party go on with so many of his attendees filled with hatred for one another? Or will there be an unfortunate havoc in the mist?
Film (short) by Legacy Media Institute (Drama) Editor, Second Asst. Camera Short film about a couple dispute. The more they argue the worse the outcome of events. This Rashomon effect will only be complete when the two work out their differences. Will they compromise or will trouble continue to knock at their door?
Film (short) by Students of Cinema/ Dashawna Wright (Drama) Editor A short film about HIV awareness. Christen's nonchalant ways about sex soon get him into trouble when he gets sick and goes to the doctor to find out he has HIV. This film gives people a few statistic about HIV they may not have known. *Coming Soon...
Nominated for sound Design for the play Wine in the Wilderness by KCACTF
Nominated for sound Design for the play A Raisin in the Sun by KCACTF
Jackson State University (Jackson, MS)