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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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DIRTY MONEY


 

 

 

DIRTY MONEY


 

 

 

DIRTY MONEY - "Cartel Bank" : Follow the story of how banking giant, HSBC, became linked to Mexico's deadliest drug cartels. Directed by Kristi Jacobson, produced by Jigsaw Productions and executive producer Alex Gibney. 

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SOLITARY


Kristi Jacobson's 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


Kristi Jacobson's 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


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KRISTI JACBSON

Director/Producer & Founder of Catalyst Films

Kristi Jacobson is an award-winning filmmaker whose films capture nuanced, intimate and provocative portrayals of individuals and communities. Her Emmy nominated 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, New York Women in Film & Television, and a two-time Sundance Creative Producing Fellow. She is a recipient of grants from Tribeca Film Institute, Sundance Institute DFP, Chicken and Egg Pictures, and many others.