Always in Season

Directed by Jacqueline Olive

When 17-year-old Lennon Lacy is found hanging from a swing set in rural North Carolina in 2014, his mother’s search for justice and reconciliation begins while the trauma of more than a century of lynching African Americans bleeds into the present.

Status: Completed


About the team

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JACQUELINE OLIVE (Director/Producer) is an independent filmmaker and immersive media producer with more than a decade of experience in journalism and film. Her debut feature documentary, ALWAYS IN SEASON, will premiere in competition at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. She also co-directed and produced the award-winning short documentary, BLACK TO OUR ROOTS, which broadcast on PBS WORLD. Jacqueline has been a Sundance Documentary Edit & Story Lab Fellow, a Sundance Documentary Film Program Fellow, and Sundance Music & Sound Design Lab fellow. She also received the Emerging Filmmakers of Color Award from International Documentary Association and the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation. Jacqueline has been a immersive media fellow with the Bay Area Video Coalition Institute for New Media Technologies and Mediamaker Fellows, the Black Public Media New Media Institute, and most recently, the Open Immersion VR Lab sponsored by the Ford Foundation, National Film Board of Canada, and the Canadian Film Centre. She is currently producing a VR companion to ALWAYS IN SEASON that uses 360° video and computer-generated imagery (CGI) to explore themes of dehumanization and violence, offering strategies for moving confidently through the racialized public spaces that black women navigate daily. Jacqueline has an MA from the University of Florida Documentary Institute and previously worked on the production team of the Emmy Award-winning PBS documentary series, Independent Lens. 

S. LEO CHIANG (Cinematographer) is a documentarian based in Taipei & San Francisco. His Emmy-nominated film, “A Village Called Versailles,” picked up eight film festival awards and aired on PBS’ Independent Lens series. “Out Run,” his recently completed film, received support from ITVS, Sundance, and Tribeca. His other films include “Mr. Cao Goes to Washington” (Inspiration Award, Full Frame 2012) and “To You Sweetheart, Aloha” (PBS broadcast 2006). He is a consulting producer for CNEX, the Chinese documentary foundation, and an AMPAS Documentary Branch member.

OSEI ESSED (Composer) is a multi-platform artist, performing and writing for screen and stage. His songs and voice appear in HBO's King in The Wilderness, the Netflix series Dirty Money (Confidence Man) and FarCry5.  Recent film  composition credits include the award-winning films TOWER (2018 Emmy winner),  Jim: The James Foley Story (2016 Emmy Winner) and Finders Keepers. Essed performs with the Brooklyn-based bands The Woes and Big Hands Rhythm and Blues Band.

Jessica Devaney

Lisa Valencia-Svensson
Anya Rous

Associate Producer
Colleen Cassingham
Aph Ko

Co-Executive Producers
Leslie Berriman & Nion McEvoy
Katy Drake Bettner
Nancy Stephens & Rick Rosenthal
Barbara Dobkin

Executive Producers
Jim Butterworth
Daniel J. Chalfen
Regina K. Scully
Geralyn Dreyfous
Patty Quillan
Jodie Evans

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