Dawn Jones Redstone
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Dawn Jones Redstone (she/her) is an award-winning queer, Mexican American writer/director. Her feature film Mother of Color is now available out on major streamers. Prior to that she directed multiple short films including the acclaimed Sista in the Brotherhood, distributed by Collective Eye. Rooted in cinema as the ultimate empathy machine, her narratives often feature women of color (cast and crew) and explore themes of resistance, feminism and the internal machinations that help us transform into the people we want to become. She believes in using her hiring decisions to help create an inclusive filmmaking community that reflects and brings needed perspective to the world we live in.

In addition to her own video production business, Dawn currently works part-time at a commercial video production/animation studio as a Creative Director.

In 2017, she was selected to shadow Debra Granik on the set of Leave No Trace. She was named a Woman of Vision by the Daily Journal of Commerce and is the recipient of OMPA's Inspiration and Service Award for her work helping to bring equity to the state film incentives in the form of HB 3010. She is part of the 2024 Stowe Story Labs' Feature Campus with her selected project Appliance of Science.

Grant awards include Regional Arts and Culture Council, Portland Art Museum, Seeding Justice, Oregon Futures Lab, Story Changes Culture, Prosper Portland, as well as an inaugural nominee for the Lynn Shelton Grant and more.

https://www.dawnjonesredstone.com motherofcolorfilm.com

  • Mother of Color Trailer