June 14, 8:30am - 10:00am EDT. Hosted at Ampersand Studios, Arts & Entertainment District
part of a series on Wonder
About the speaker
Jason Fitzroy Jeffers is a Miami-based writer, filmmaker and musician from Barbados. As a writer, Jason has covered arts, lifestyle, and local politics in South Florida and the Caribbean for publications such as The Miami Herald and American Way Magazine.
As a filmmaker, he wrote and produced the award-winning short film Papa Machete, which explores the esoteric martial art of Haitian machete fencing. The film world premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and had its U.S. premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. It has since screened at more than 30 film festivals around the world and has garnered coverage from NPR, Al Jazeera and the Associated Press. The film is currently featured on NationalGeographic.com and TheAtlantic.com and has been viewed more than 1 million times. He produced two short films selected to Sundance 2016: Swimming in Your Skin Again and Dolfun, and has worked as a field producer for shows and segments on networks such as ESPN and Bravo.
Jason is also one of the founders of Third Horizon, a Miami-based collective of Caribbean filmmakers, musicians and artists, and is the Festival Director of the collective’s annual Third Horizon Film Festival, which aims to celebrate and empower the new creative voices emerging from the region through screenings, exhibitions and workshops.
MADE is a coffee cannery located in downtown St. Pete. They focus strictly on cold coffee and they roast, brew and can in house, using only the finest ingredients and processes. They offer canned and kegged Cold Brew and Nitro options. MADE Coffee is on tap at bars and restaurants throughout the Tampa Bay area, and for sale in the can at local grocers and markets (including Publix!).
Ampersand Studios was founded to establish a creative community, where authentic connections are made and collaborations take place.
We designed and built a unique workspace alongside state-of-the-art production facilities to provide an inspiring and creative environment for ideas to thrive; a place that encompasses the natural synergy created between people in the right surroundings.
That is why Ampersand Studios is housed within a fully remodeled 21,500 sq ft industrial warehouse. Here, we provide spacious offices, an expansive communal workspace, sound stage studio set, post-production studio, production offices and an impressive event space all under one roof.