Jameka Autry

Producer |
Pronouns: she/her

Jameka Autry is a director, creative producer, and 2019 Sundance Creative Producing Lab Fellow. She was previously recognized as a 2017 Impact Partners Creative Producer Fellow and in 2018 she was selected as part of the inaugural DOC NYC 40 Under 40 List. She started her career with the award-winning duo, Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg, at Break Thru Films and also worked as an integral part of the Original Productions team at Cinereach. She has worked on the creative development and production of feature documentaries, narrative films, commercials, short films, and multimedia campaigns. Her films have screened at Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, SXSW, and New Directors New Films. Jameka produced Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing (HBO) and In My Father’s House (Showtime), which premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival and garnered wins for Best Documentary at both the Nashville Film Festival and Geena Davis’ Bentonville Film Festival. She was a line producer on Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. and served as a consulting producer on We the Animals and CNN Films' Love Gilda. She spent two seasons helming the docu-series The Fashion Fund in collaboration with Conde Nast and Vogue, which aired on Amazon. She recently completed work on Ernie & Joe (HBO),which received jury awards at SXSW and Boston International Film Festival. She is currently working on directing her first feature film The United States v Billie Holiday, for which she was awarded one of four Sundance/A&E Brave Storyteller Awards.

Presentations from Facing Race 2020

Through the Night

To make ends meet, Americans are working longer hours across multiple jobs. This modern reality of non-stop work has resulted in an unexpected phenomenon: the flourishing of 24-hour daycare centers.

Through the Night is a verité documentary that explores the personal cost of our modern economy through the stories of two working mothers and a child care provider - whose lives intersect at a 24-hour daycare center.

Directed/Produced by Loira Limbal, Produced by Jameka Autry and Nicole Docta

Speakers: Loira Limbal, Jameka Autry, Nicole Docta