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. Solitary makes its premiere at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.
Kristi Jacobson, Director/Producer, is a NY-based filmmaker whose films capture nuanced, intimate, and provocative portrayals of individuals and communities. Her film, A Place at the Table (Participant Media/Magnolia Pictures), called “one of the most important…and gripping non-fiction films to debut in some time” by Indiewire, premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival before its theatrical release in over 35 U.S. cities. Previous films include the critically acclaimed Toots, winner of the National Board of Review’s 2007 Top Documentary Award, and American Standoff (HBO), produced by two-time Oscar winner Barbara Kopple. 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 & Egg Pictures, and many others.
Julie Goldman, Producer
Julie Goldman, Producer, founded Motto Pictures in 2009. Julie is producer of Life, Animated and executive producer of Weiner, both of which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Life, She is executive producer of 3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets and Best of Enemies both of which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and were shortlisted for the 2016 Academy Award. Julie also executive produced The Kill Team and Art and Craft, both shortlisted for the 2015 Academy Awards. She produced three films that at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival: Gideon’s Army, Manhunt and the Oscar shortlisted God Loves Uganda, and several other films, including The Great Invisible, which won the SXSW Grand Jury Prize and was released by RADiUS TWC; A Place at the Table, and the Oscar shortlisted Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry. Julie produced Buck, winner of the Sundance Documentary Audience Award, shortlisted for an Academy Award and one of 2011’s top five grossing documentaries. She consulted on the Academy Award-winning The Cove and produced the Oscar shortlisted Sergio.
Katie Mitchell, Producer
Katie Mitchell, Producer is an Australian filmmaker and lawyer based in Brooklyn, New York. Her documentaries have played at festivals across Australia and abroad, including Raindance Film Festival and London International Documentary Festival. She has worked for various human rights and arts organizations including the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, and as Director of Film Programming at the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival. Katie graduated from Monash University, Melbourne with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws with first class honors. She later completed post-graduate studies in documentary filmmaking at the Victorian College of the Arts.