Jason Fitzroy Jeffers is a Miami-based writer and filmmaker from Barbados. As a journalist, Jason has written about South Florida arts and culture for publications such as The Miami Herald’s Street Weekly and Ocean Drive. As a filmmaker, he wrote and produced the award-winning short film “Papa Machete” (14), which screened at the Festival. Jason is also the founder of Third Horizon, a Miami-based collective of Caribbean filmmakers, musicians and artists. With the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Third Horizon will be staging its inaugural Caribbean film, art and music festival in Miami in Fall 2016.
Shortlist Committee – Jordan Alexander Ressler Screenwriting Award