Charis Joy Jackson

Charis Joy Jackson is a writer, director, producer and teacher working with The Initiative Production Company. During the day she makes movies and in her spare time writes short stories and novel. She's a self-proclaimed nerd who wishes she could live in Hobbiton. You can follow her on Instagram @charisjoyjackson

Write Your Own Monologues

Originally written for Backstage Sometimes as actors, a casting detail may ask you to ...

Stunties Community Working Together in Iso

Even in iso, these creatives are finding a way to continue building their skills ...

Why Teamwork Really Does Make The Dream Work

If you want to know how to make movies, the most important thing to ...

Knowing How To Use Subtext

Actors need to know subtext. Pure and simple. If you don’t, your performance will ...

How They Did That Long Take In Extraction

Extraction may look like just another action flick starring Thor, I mean Chris Hemsworth, ...

A Fun Short Film With Incredible Heart

The best way to learn how to make movies is by actually making one ...

You Need To See This Independent Film: The Land Of Eb

This one’s for all the independent filmmakers, who are dreaming of making an impacting ...

Casting Indie Vs. Studio

Have you ever wondered if there was a difference in auditioning for independent filmmakers ...