Talent Guide

Jameka Autry

  • Discipline:Producer
  • Program Year:Fast Track 2022


Jameka Autry is an award-winning filmmaker and investigative storyteller. Past fellowships include: Sundance Catalyst Fellow (2022), Ford Foundation/JustFilms Rockwood Leadership Fellow (2022), Women at Sundance | Adobe Fellow (2020), Sundance Creative Producing Lab Fellowship (2019), Impact Partners Creative Producing Fellowship (2017), and a Post Graduate Fellowship at UC Berkeley’s Investigative Reporting Program (2019). In 2018 she was selected as part of the inaugural DOC NYC “40 Under 40” List and received the Sundance/A&E Brave Storyteller Award in 2019. Past films include: Through the Night, Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops, Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing, and Love, Gilda.

Current Project

Breaking the Blue Wall


Since its passage in 1974, Maryland’s Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights (LEOBR) has shielded police officers from discipline, even in cases of egregious brutality. Breaking the Blue Wall is an investigative verité documentary that focuses on the impact of the LEOBR through the experiences of an activist, a lawmaker, and a newly appointed police chief, whose lives all intersect on the streets of Baltimore as they fight to hold officers accountable in a time of social unrest.