Jameka Autry is a director, creative producer and 2018-19 Associate of the Investigative Reporting Program at the UC Berkeley School of Journalism. In 2017 she was honored as an Impact Partners Creative Producers Fellow. She started her career with the award-winning duo, Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg, at Break Thru Films and also worked as an integral part of the Original Productions team at Cinereach. She has worked on the creative development and production of feature documentaries, narrative films, commercials, short films, and multimedia campaigns. Her films have screened at festivals such as Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, and New Directors New Films.
Jameka has produced MARATHON: The Patriots Day Bombing, which premiered on HBO in late 2016. She previously co-produced IN MY FATHER'S HOUSE (Showtime), which premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival and garnered wins for Best Documentary at both the Nashville Film Festival and Geena Davis’ Bentonville Film Festival. Most recently, she was a line producer on MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A. (Sundance '18) and consulted on Jeremiah Zagar's WE THE ANIMALS (Sundance '18) and CNN Films' LOVE GILDA (Tribeca Opening Night Film '18). She also spent two seasons helming the docu-series The Fashion Fund in collaboration with Conde Nast and Vogue, which aired on Amazon.
Originally from Durham, North Carolina, she is an alum of Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies and currently lives in New York City.
MEMBERSHIPS + NOTED AFFILIATIONS
Television Academy (Emmy Awards)
Camden International Film Festival Programming Committee
News & Documentary Emmy Awards Judge
DocNYC Screening Committee