AJ Jackson

AJ Jackson

AdoubleJ Entertainment
Director, Producer and Production Manager

Los Angeles, California

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September 2011
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About AJ

I love narrative story telling. Wether it’s feature films, television, shorts, music, or the written word, there’s just something about it that I find deeply fulfilling. As a kid I acted, wrote plays and sketch comedy, and played in several bands. By the time I got college, I’d found my way behind the camera, working in a wide variety of rolls from directing, to gaffing, to scoring & VO, to production design and production management. To quote the great Brad Bird “Filmmaking is the salad bar of the arts. If you stick with it long enough, you’ll have the opportunity to do anything your desires.”

I earned my MFA at the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University, where I was fortunate enough to be mentored by a number of amazing filmmakers including the late great Tom Mankiewicz. Tom instilled me an attitude of always seeing myself as a filmmaker first and whatever my job title maybe second. No matter wether you’re a runner getting coffee or directing that pivotal scene where an unlikely hero finds it within themselves to rise to the occasion, there are no insignificant people on a filmset. It’s an attitude of extreme ownership. And when this attitude infects a crew, the work is always amazing.

I’ve worked on 16 narrative titles, produced and directed more than 50 hours of industrials and worked on far to many award shows to count at this point in positions ranging from Stagehand, to Transportation to Coordinator, to LED Tech, to Press Room Manger, and most recently Logistics & Technical Operations Manager. The most notable of which are the 87th and 88th Academy Awards Red Carpets, the 2014, 2015, & 2016 Billboard Awards, and the 2014, 2015, & 2016 BET Awards.

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Credits

  • The Bronx Bull

    The Bronx Bull (2014)
    Film EPK /Behind the Scenes

  • Clemency

    Clemency (2010)
    Film (short) by Joseph Albanese Production Manager

  • Suppressant

    Suppressant (2010)
    Film (short) by Derek Woods 2nd AD

  • "Little Piggies" National spot

    "Little Piggies" National spot (2010)
    Commercial by AJJ Entertainment LLC Producer/Director

  • The Things You Lose

    The Things You Lose (2010)
    Film (Short, Drama, Horror and Thriller) Transportation department Grace, a stoic woman of Trinidad, and Jilly-Ann, her precious twelve year old daughter. As Grace and Jilly-Ann come to America to work at the Harrington Residence, Grace is forced to confront the mistakes of her past in order to save her daughter from a danger that has followed them from home. In this tragic tale of love and loss, an evil from beyond the grave will appear to tear apart mother from child. How will Grace overcome an overwhelming conspiracy fueled by the power of dark magic and revenge in order to protect her child? Will she figure out the dark forces at work before it is too late, or will those who appear to be friends succeed in tricking Grace and stealing away Jilly-Ann forever? Written by Anonymous

  • Abreojos

    Abreojos (2010)
    Film (short) by AJJ Entertainment LLC Producer

  • Jackson

    Jackson (2009)
    Film (short) by Mark Jwayad 2nd AD

  • Maxwell's Demon

    Maxwell's Demon (2009)
    Film (short) by AJJ Entertainment LLC Producer

  • The Snallygaster Tale

    The Snallygaster Tale (2009)
    Film (short) by AJJ Entertainment LLC Producer

  • Pearl

    Pearl (2009)
    Film (short) by Zac Petrillo Art Director

  • The Coast

    The Coast (2009)
    Film (short) by Bryan Nest Production Designer

  • Fiasco

    Fiasco (2009)
    by Nadia Hamzeh Producer Advisor

  • Beets

    Beets (2008)
    Film (short) by Eric Patton UPM

  • Lunch

    Lunch (2008)
    Film (short) by Beth Burns 2nd AD

  • Funky-Fast-Femme

    Funky-Fast-Femme (2008)
    Video (Short and Action) Actor She has only 60 seconds to deliver - life or death.

  • Head Above Water

    Head Above Water (2008)
    Film (short) by AJJ Entertainment LLC Line Producer

  • The Orphan

    The Orphan (2008)
    Film (short) by Bryan Nest Property Master

Awards

  • Silver Palm Mexico International Film Festival
    (2010)

Education

  • Chapman University (Orange, CA)
    (2007-2010)

  • Vanguard University
    (2004-2007)

  • Utah Valley University
    (2002-2004)

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