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Catalyst Films


 

 

 

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Catalyst Films


 

 

 

 

Our MISSION

To make films that capture nuanced, intimate and provocative portrayals of humanity.

 
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SOLITARY


Our newest film SOLITARY is a daring exploration of the lives of inmates and corrections officers in one of America's most notorious supermax prisons. Watch SOLITARY on HBO!

 

 

SOLITARY


Our newest film SOLITARY is a daring exploration of the lives of inmates and corrections officers in one of America's most notorious supermax prisons. Watch SOLITARY on HBO!

 

 

SOLITARY is a daring exploration of the lives of inmates and corrections officers in one of America's most notorious supermax prisons, built to hold inmates in 8x10 cells, 23-hours-a-day, for months, years and sometimes decades. With unprecedented access, the film captures a complex, unexpected and deeply moving portrait of life inside.

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Films


Films


KRISTI JACBSON

Director/Producer

Kristi Jacobson is an award-winning filmmaker whose films capture nuanced, intimate and provocative portrayals of individuals and communities. Her newest film, SOLITARY, which provides an unprecedented and immersive look at life inside a supermax prison, premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and made its broadcast premiere on HBO in Februrary of 2017.  Her previous films include A PLACE AT THE TABLE, TOOTS, and AMERICAN STANDOFF. Jacobson is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences, the Director’s Guild of America, NYWIFT, and a two-time Sundance Creative Producing Fellow. She is a recipient of grants from Tribeca Film Institute, Sundance Institute DFP, Chicken and Egg and many others.

 

Victoria de la Concha

Production Assistant

Victoria de la Concha grew up in Long Island with a clunky SONY camcorder in her hand and always a story to tell. She graduated from SUNY Oswego in 2017 with a BA in Broadcasting and Mass Communication and a minor in Creative Writing. Before joining Catalyst she was a Production Assistant for Marvel Entertainment’s Digital Media Group. By bouncing around the nooks and crannies of New York State she found an inclusive voice in her honest observations of humanity. In 2017, her interest in capturing these slice-of-life moments landed her a spot in the published anthology, New York’s Best Emerging Poets. Currently she dreams of earning a place among New York’s best emerging filmmakers and is excited for the beginning of her journey.