Jacqueline Olive is an independent filmmaker with nearly twenty years of experience in journalism and film. Her award-winning debut feature documentary film, Always in Season, has received numerous honors including winner of the 2019 Sundance Festival Special Jury Prize for Moral Urgency and nominations for 2019 Best Writing from IDA Documentary Awards and Cinema Eye Honors. Always in Season broadcast on PBS on Independent Lens, in 2020 and was the highest rated film of the season.
In addition to creating the 2022 Peabody Award-winning virtual reality, role-playing environment called Always in Season Island, Jackie has directed, produced, and written the documentary film, Death is Our Business, which broadcast o FRONTLINE/PBS and the WORLD Channel in February 2021, and executive produced and directed Lincoln’s Dilemma, a 4-part unscripted 2022 Apple TV series. After teaching film at the University of California, Santa Cruz through 2022, Jackie remains on the Central Coast of California happily making films and immersive media projects full-time.