Jack Dodson

Portland, ME USA

Professional Experience

Reporter / writer / filmmaker / photographer / video editor I'm a freelance reporter and documentary filmmaker with five years of experience. I've worked in newspapers, as a researcher for a major studio documentary, and as a freelancer in nonfiction film production. I lived in NYC for two years working in the industry, and moved to Maine to focus on starting a small nonfiction production company. My research and reporting has brought me from courthouses and police stations in North Carolina to slums in Bombay and farms in Sri Lanka. I've pored over court documents and academic research papers, interviewed governors and congressional researchers, and I covered the 2010 elections in NC. I'm starting a nonfiction film company based in Portland, ME: Grey City Films (greycityfilms.wordpress.com). http://www.jdreporting.wordpress.com


3 Years
Producer (television)
4 Years
5 Years


War & Conflicts
2 Years
1 Year
1 Year


3 Years
Newspaper - Local/Regional
2 Years
Independent Feature Film
3 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

5 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Jigsaw Productions (1-2), True: the Magazine (1-2)

Other Work History

The News & Record, NC; The Times Record, ME; The Pilot, NC.

Technical Skills

Avid Media Composer, Pro Tools, Adobe Creative Cloud (Premiere, Photoshop, Audition), Final Cut, HTML/CSS

Foreign Language Skills

Spanish (fluent), Hindi (basic)

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, Mac OSX, Windows, Wordpress, Tumblr, social media (broadly)


DSLR photo & video (including 7D & 5D), Canon C300 & C500, Sony EX3 & F5, professional lighting equipment



Health for All is a long-form documentary about NGOs in India focused on bringing health to the poorest of the poor. We followed three organizations and looked at their models. I was the writer, director, editor, DP, and soundperson for the film. I built a team of 200-plus people for the project.
The Elephant in the Room is a documentary feature about three American college students traveling to Sri Lanka to ask questions about environmental issues -- not just in the island country but around the world. I served as co-director, DP, and editor on the film.