Catalyst Films has been developing and producing award-winning nonfiction feature films, television and web content since 2004. Founded by Emmy Nominated Director/Producer Kristi Jacobson it is known for producing cinematic content that journeys deep into the heart of an issue or situation.



Our newest film, SOLITARY,  takes an unprecedented look at life inside a supermax prison. The Knockturnal deems it “Astonishing” and having the power to help the audience understand “our most fundamental, common denominator…we are all human.” SOLITARY made its festival premiere at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and  is now available on HBO !

Bee Love

Bee Love, was one of the five films commissioned and selected to screen at the TEDWomen Conference on October 26,2016. This film tells the story of an unlikely company that set its sights on reversing the recidivism statistics by employing the formerly incarcerated and training them to become beekeepers in Chicago’s notorious West Side.