Jared Jakins
Jared Jakins is a South African-born documentary filmmaker. His work has screened in festivals around the world including SXSW, Hot Docs, and Full Frame. His latest short film, El Desierto, can be seen at The Atlantic. Jared is interested in stories of cultural intersection, and seeks to document images of community and identity emerging from these collisions. Scenes from the Glittering World is his feature debut.
Producer & Cultural Advisor
Roni Jo Draper
Roni Jo Draper Ph.D. has spent the past 50 years in school—both as a student and as an educator. Her early work as an educator/scholar has focused on literacy and multicultural education. Her experience as a Yurok woman, and the realities and acute pain of discriminatory practices and policies enacted in school settings, has always influenced her writing and work with students and teachers. More recently she has turned her attention to storytelling practices outside of traditional academia—including poetry making, traditional basket weaving, and other art forms—as a way to explore the human experience and share stories with others.
Scott Christopherson
Scott was one of ten documentary filmmakers featured in Variety's “Docu-makers to Watch” 2015 list.  Scott’s debut feature, Peace Officer, won both the Grand Jury and Audience Awards at SXSW. His films have played at Hot Docs, Sheffield, Full Frame, DocNYC, Montclair, Camden, Traverse City, New Zealand International, Melbourne, and Sundance.  He is currently working on a documentary series about an American kidnapped in North Korea.
Christian Jensen
J. Christian Jensen is a filmmaker and educator whose storytelling often explores the tensions between political ideology, science, religion, modernization and traditional values. He seeks out intimate, human stories that provide insight into larger social movements and institutions.

Jensen's work has screened broadly, winning over a dozen jury awards. His Academy Award®-nominated film, White Earth (2014), played at over 50 festivals around the world as well as universities such as Stanford, Yale, UC Berkeley, Duke, and Brown. As a speaker, Jensen has lectured at schools, community groups, and universities and he has also addressed audiences at TEDx. Jensen’s credits as an editor include: the Netflix Original non-fiction series, Last Chance U (2016), about a junior college football team in “middle-of-nowhere” Mississippi attempting to claim the national championship; Out Run (2016), a documentary feature following the world’s first LGBT political party in the Philippines as they campaign for a seat in congress; and True Conviction (2017), about a Dallas detective agency run by a group of exonerated men that now fight to get other innocent men released from prison. Jensen is a graduate of Stanford University’s Documentary Film M.F.A. program and is based in the mountains of Eastern Idaho.