Nailah Jefferson
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Nailah Jefferson is a New Orleans born and bred filmmaker whose work reflects the community that raised her. Nailah’s first film, Vanishing Pearls, told the story of a little known African American oyster fishing community and their fight for justice after the BP oil spill. After acquisition by ARRAY/AFFRM, Vanishing Pearls streams on The Urban Movie Channel. In 2017, Nailah was nominated for a National Magazine Ellie award for Essence Magazine’s Black Girl Magic Episode 4. Nailah’s first narrative, Plaquemines, was awarded the inaugural Create Louisiana $50k Short Film grant. Upon completion, it was chosen as an American Black Film Festival HBO Shorts finalist and after an early 2018 run on HBO it is now available on Cinemax.

  • Vanishing Pearls