Dawn Jones Redstone is an award-winning queer, Latinx writer/director whose films have screened around the globe. Her work often features women and people of color and explores themes of emotionality, feminism and the internal machinations that help us transform into the people we want to become. She’s a former recipient of MRG’s Lilla Jewel Artist Award, was named Woman of Vision by Oregon Daily Journal of Commerce, and has been awarded four grants from the Regional Arts and Culture Council to date. In addition to a commitment to having inclusive sets, she believes in using her hiring decisions to lift people up and help create a filmmaking community that reflects the world we live in.
Before becoming a full-time filmmaker, Dawn worked as a union carpenter and as training manager at Oregon Tradeswomen for a combined total of 15 years. She resides with her wife and daughter in Portland, Oregon.