Talent Guide

Raven Jackson

  • Discipline:Director, Writer
  • Program Year:Episodic Directing Intensive 2023, Fast Track 2020


A native of Tennessee, Raven Jackson is an award-winning filmmaker, poet, and photographer. She is currently in development for her debut narrative feature, All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt, a recipient of support from Cinereach, SFFILM, IFP, Tribeca, Film Independent, New Orleans Film Society, Kenneth Rainin Foundation, and Westridge Foundation. The film was also one of five selected for the Ikusmira Berriak Residency in San Sebastián, Spain, and was handpicked by Barry Jenkins for Indie Memphis’ 2019 Black Filmmaker Residency in Screenwriting. Her short films Nettles and A Guide to Breathing Underwater are currently streaming on the Criterion Channel.

Current Project

all dirt roads taste of salt


Through lyrical portraits evoking the texture of memories, all dirt roads taste of salt viscerally and sensorially explores the life of Mack, a Black woman in Tennessee, from her youth to her older years.