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.




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.


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.

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