Hello! I'm Zahri Josita Jackson, a queer, Jamaican, and African American actor, filmmaker, and storyteller, whose work explores the intersections of loneliness, flawed female protagonists, and Black woman- and girlhood.
I am a recent alumna of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Film & Television. As the former Media Production Director and Co-Director of Content forTEAM Mag, I organized photo shoots, connected with young, up-and-coming artists and major brands, exercised my photography and videography skills, and digitally curated the showcasing of Black, Brown, and Queer art. I'm proud that my work at TEAM has led to partnerships with organizations and brands such as Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, acne-positive skincare brand, Starface, and sustainable clothing brands, Parade, CHNGE, and Girlfriend Collective. During my time as Media Production Director, TEAM was mentioned in GUCCI's Chime for Change zine, Teen Vogue, Vogue, and L’officiel Hommes Italia.
Additionally, my previous work as a Research and Development Intern at the woman-of-color-led production company, Culture.House Media series like Disney+'s Growing Up and Netflix's Ladies First, and Production Assistant at Paramount+ on series like Yellowjackets and The Chi has given my love of spotlighting underrepresented voices a professional and mainstream context.

My commitment to artist citizenship has awarded me recognition by the Gucci Changemakers Scholarship Program, the Black Film Space x Nice Shoes Post-production Grant, the KOSINIMA Short Film Grant, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia Citizenship Award, and the District of Columbia Office of the Attorney General Right Direction Award. I have also been acknowledged by the Greater Washington Urban League with their largest scholarship award, the Charlotte Elizabeth Yancy Eights Scholarship, and NYU Tisch's Office of Career Development with the Ulrich-Stewart Family Funded Internship Award.
I recently had the privilege of screening her 2023 directorial debut, In My Garden, at the Chelsea Film Festival in NYC.
Additional Credits
Directing
In My Garden (2023) — Narrative Short — NYU Film & TV — Writer + Director + Producer— Black Film Festival of New Orleans Young Filmmaker Award Winner— Official Selection at Chelsea Film Festival
Stasis (2021) — Poetry Film— shot and dir.by Zahri Josita Jackson, starring Maritza Cayo
Shelter (2021) — Narrative Short — NYU Film & TV —dir. Zahri Josita Jackson, shot by Ava Emilione
Resilience (2021) — SELFMADE True Grit Product Launch Content — dir., shot, edited by, and starring Zahri Josita Jackson 
Ashley Marsh (2020) — Documentary Short — NYU Film & TV —dir. Zahri Josita Jackson, shot by Ashley Newquist and Zahri Josita Jackson
PROCESS (2020) — Experimental Short — dir. and shot by Zahri Josita Jackson
got home safe :) (2019) — Narrative Short— NYU Film & TV—dir. Zahri Josita Jackson, shot by Amanda Eckroth — NYU FOCUS Film Festival Official Selection

Acting/Modeling
Ladies First: A Story of Women in Hip Hop (2023) —Netflix Docuseries— Culture.House Media— Cast
Growing Up (2022) — Disney+ Docuseries— Culture.House Media — Cast
Noitamalcer (2022) — Short Film — dir. Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah for MTV — Amma
Gucci Changemakers 3.0 Launch Video (2021) — Fashion Film — Gucci, dir. Sage Dolan-Sandrino — Changemaker, Narration
And Just Like That... (2021) — Series — HBO Max — Restaurant Patron
Culture Unmuted (2020) — Virtual Play — dir. Shermica Farquhar, writer. Marjuan Canady — Roxanne

Crew 
Grace (2023) — Narrative Short — Official Selection at Sundance — dir. Natalie Jasmine Harris — Script Supervisor
Blueberry Island (2021) — Narrative Short — dir. Emily Gurland — Production Assistant
Touch (2021) — Music Video — dir. Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah — Director's Assistant
Con with me if you want to live (2021) — Narrative Short — NYU Film & TV — dir. Adam Olkin — Assistant Director
Text Me When You Get Home (2020) — Narrative Short — NYU Film & TV — dir. Adam Olkin — Production Sound 
White Picket Fence (2019) — Narrative Short — NYU Film & TV — dir. Christine Etter — Script Supervisor 
The Bluest Eye (2017) — Stage Play — dir. Eric Ruffin — Assistant Director

TEAM Mag
TEAM x Girlfriend Collective (2021) — Model for Sustainable Fitness Brand, exploring cultural sustainability. Shot and directed by Sage Dolan-Sandrino
TEAM x Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (2021) — Guest Collaborator for Design Camp for ages 11-13
Until Next: Rina and Chi (2021) — Photographer and Issue Closing Statement
TEAM x CHNGE (2020) — Model for Sustainable Clothing Brand
TEAM x Parade (2020) — Photographer, Videographer, Model
Thhrift’s Thrift (2019): pop-up thrift store + young artist lounge in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts REACH Opening Festival, Production Coordinator — Zahri Josita Jackson

Press
Mentioned in WWD, The Cut, and V Magazine for the 2021 Gucci Changemaker Announcement (2021)
Mentioned in Teen Vogue's 21 Under 21 feature on Sage Dolan-Sandrino (2020)
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