Daneeta Loretta Jackson is a native of Southeast Louisiana, a filmmaker, writer and visual artist. She is best known for her award-winning “Down the Road” films and writings that hone in on the experience of working class Louisianans specifically children and the elderly. She is one half of the creative partnership known as the ElekTrik Zoo. With her longtime creative partner, Patrick Jackson, she creates films, photo-stories and transmedia projects that are “intimate in scope and beautifully rendered” (Moviemaker Magazine). Her projects have been funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Louisiana Division of the Arts, the Magnifying Glass, and the New Orleans Film Society to name a few. Her films have screened at many Oscar qualifying festivals across the globe. Her consistent impulse is to blur the line between documentary and fiction creating hybrid pieces that speak truth in narrative. Her films will sometimes screen at festivals as both documentaries and narratives. In 2003, Jackson graduated with distinction from the prestigious London Film School. She holds a B.A. in English from Loyola University. She completed an M.A. in English from GMU before setting out for Japan, where she worked as an educator and writer for 8 years before moving to London to attend the London Film School. After 17 years, she still writes all ElekTrik Zoo content.http://www.elektrikzoo.com
A lonely teenaged boy in nowhere Louisiana starts a Youtube channel to alleviate his boredom. But, when haters attack, and he opts to shut down the channel, can he handle offline time and can he make a real human connection?