with Haley Jackson
Today you’ll meet Daughter of Change, Haley Jackson, Explorer, Trailblazer, Chief Storyteller, Award-winning Director, and Producer. She is one of a handful of women Explorers Club Fellows and one of the only women large-format 3D directors. Her purpose and passion lie in inspiring and engaging the public through visual storytelling.
Haley is a woman on a mission. She has built her career on hard work, risk-taking, leadership, and a strong knack for building lasting client relationships.
Her can-do approach has earned her a reputation as a results-getter for leading-edge clients – from James Cameron to Al Gore, Baywatch to Barbie, Titanic to the Space Shuttle.
She has produced and directed dozens of complex, large, and award-winning projects, from the edges of space to deep beneath the ocean, for clients such as Lightstorm Entertainment, The Climate Reality Project, The X PRIZE Foundation, Mojave Air and Spaceport, A&E, PBS, Discovery Channel, Science Channel, The California Science Center, and WIRED.
Haley has over one hundred hours working in microgravity and a zero-gravity environment. She’s helped astronauts learn to maneuver in zero gravity, assisted on countless scientific experiments in microgravity, and consulted and assisted the zero-gravity portions of films. She’s also produced and directed over twenty-five live broadcasts of rocket launches.
She has traveled extensively in Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Americas and –including many of Tanzania’s wild places, Botswana’s the Kalahari Desert; Portugal’s Azores; Thailand’s Krabi; Ecuador’s Galapagos—and filmed in over fifteen countries on expeditions with Earthship Productions, The Climate Reality Project, and others.
Haley recently produced thirteen short documentary films in fourteen countries in nine weeks and she won ten Tellys for her work with 24 Hours of Reality.
- The twists and turns that brought Haley to where she is today,
- Her love of exploration
- The impact of visual storytelling
- Letting go and letting the magic happen
- What Haley has learned on her adventures.
Daughters of Change Podcast Editor: Sarah Stacey