TOM JACKSON Bio
Tom Jackson has directed award winning long-form documentaries which have aired on Free Speech TV, Link TV, and Telesur.
Among his past productions are "Out of Balance" (2007), a documentary about ExxonMobil, climate change, and climate change "skeptics". www.worldoutofbalance.org
• Aired on Telesur, which broadcasts throughout the Spanish speaking world.
• Aired numerous times on LinkTV, which is on both major US satellite networks. The channel also produced a special program on the documentary featuring Van Jones, and used Out of Balance as a fundraising perk during their fall 2007 fund drive.
• Screened at 40+ film festivals worldwide
• Winner, Best Documentary-Environmental, Artivist Film Festival, Hollywood, CA (November 2007)
• Best of Festival, Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Festival, Seattle, WA (November, ’07)
• Special Jury Award, International Film Festival of Lifestyle, Szolnok, Hungary (Oct. ’07)
• 2nd Place, Best International Feature, Aotearoa Environmental Film Festival, New Zealand (July ’07)
• Out of Balance is available through NetFlix (in DVD), iTunes, Cinequest Online, and via download on the film's website: worldoutofbalance.org. Home DVD distribution through Cinequest.
"Greetings From Missile Street" (2001), a documentary about the effects of economic sanctions on Iraqi civilians.
• Screened at 15 film festivals worldwide
• Screened at grassroots events in the US, Canada, England, Australia and New Zealand
• Aired numerous times on Free Speech TV
All of Jackson's documentary work has centered around social justice themes such as the effects of economic sanctions on Iraqis, and the power of large corporations including their influence on climate change policy. His work has taken him to Iraq, Afghanistan, Gaza, the West Bank and Israel, the 2006 ExxonMobil shareholder’s meeting, and elsewhere.
Footage shot in Iraq by Jackson has appeared on Michael Moore’s “The Awful Truth” television show, the documentary “Independent Media in a Time of War” with Amy Goodman from Democracy Now!, a recent Hot Spot Films documentary on Iraq produced for Al Jazeera, and on television news programs for ABC-Chicago, and other media productions.
In addition to documentary video production, Jackson teaches a course in documentary film history at the University of New Hampshire.