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ROCK MAMA FILMS TELLS UNIQUE, CHARACTER DRIVEN STORIES.

The Rock Mama Films, LLC, team is led by award winning documentary filmmaker, Jackie Weissman. We are a full service production company and video consultancy. Jackie and her team walk their clients through the filmmaking process and are happy to add their expertise to marketing campaigns, training, brand identity, or fundraising videos.  We absorb ourselves into whatever subject matter we are working with and treat it with the utmost respect.  Our main goal is to go in-depth and help our client’s share their stories.

Work 

 
Jackie came in with a clear plan laid out, but was flexible enough with that plan to take advantage of unanticipated opportunities that presented themselves. She’s focused on arriving at a specific goal, but not at the peril of producing a quality end product. Jackie knows what she wants, but also is interested in hearing from the crew and participants and implementing ideas they propose.
— Courtney Hermann, Boxcar Assembly
It was such a pleasure to work with Jackie (and her team). We’re a small non-profit and the idea of making a video was a bit daunting. Jackie was great to work with – her expertise in producing our video was in valuable. She was patient, helped us understand the process, guided us in making cost effective decisions, and effortlessly pulled all of the pieces together. The resulting video is a great success! As a matter of fact, Jackie just produced 2 more videos for our organization.
— Irma Murauskas, Oregon Primary Care Association
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Consulting

Whether you are working on a full length documentary, an informational video for a website, a short fundraising film, or any other video project, there are far more parts to the project than most realize.  Even experienced filmmakers can use an objective helping hand.  Jackie Weissman has extensive experience in all phases of documentary filmmaking, and is ready to support you in whatever stage you need assistance or feel least confident.  Some examples of services she provides are:

 

“Jackie feedback was critical and useful in creating and implementing our Kickstarter vision. Her perspective helped us to focus on what we really wanted to say and what people would hear. She is a pleasure to work with.”
— Roniya Sheffer-Hogan, SweatSationale

•       Crowdfunding management, advice, and strategy


•       Grant application assistance

•       Proposal writing assistance

•       Finding and managing crew

•       Project management

•       Storyboarding

•       Critiquing work

•       Enabling you to find your voice and focus

Photo credit: Jan Sonnemair

Jackie's Bio

For the past 25 years, Jackie Weissman has worked as a media producer, director, editor, and educator.  Rock N Roll Mamas, her documentary featuring Zia McCabe of The Dandy Warhols, Kristin Hersh of Throwing Muses, and up and coming hip hop mc, Ms. Suad, has shown around the world to sold-out audiences. Her award winning documentary, The Gorilla and the Piker, was featured on WNET, Channel 13 in New York, as a part of its Reel New York series.

She is a founding board member of Women In Film-Portland and has served as Board President for two years. Jackie is also a founding organizer of Oregon Doc Camp and is currently serving as Camp Director for 2016. She received her MFA in film and video production from Columbia College-Chicago and lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and teenage son.

 

Photo credit: Jan Sonnemair

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