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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. See 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. See 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 this year.  Her previous films include A PLACE AT THE TABLE, TOOTS, and AMERICAN STANDOFF. Jacobson is a member of 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.

 

Nikki ABBAn

Production Assistant

Nikki Abban is a first generation Ghanaian-American born and raised in Maryland. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in April 2015 with a BA in Communication Rhetoric and minor in Film Studies. Despite her love-hate relationship with Pittsburgh, "the steel city" allowed her to develop her passion for creating captivating, influential, and honest human-interest stories.  Before joining Catalyst  she was Production Assistant with Part 2 Pictures for Season 3 of This is Life with Lisa Ling. She also interned with Doctors Without Borders and Pittsburgh’s NPR Station: 90.5 WESA. Through media she aims to save the world, if not make it a little less broken.