Dawn Jones Redstone

Director, Screenwriter

Dawn Jones Redstone (she/her) is an award-winning queer, Mexican American writer/director whose short films have screened around the globe including the acclaimed Sista in the Brotherhood. Her work often features women of color (cast and crew) and explores themes of resistance, feminism and the internal machinations that help us transform into the people we want to become. She believes in using her hiring decisions to lift people up and help create an inclusive filmmaking community that reflects and brings needed perspective to the world we live in.
She was named a Woman of Vision by Oregon Daily Journal of Commerce and has been awarded grants from the Regional Arts and Culture Council, Portland Art Museum, Seeding Justice, Oregon Futures Lab, Story Changes Culture and more. In 2017, she was selected to shadow director Debra Granik on the set of Leave No Trace as part of the 5to50 program with support from Oregon Film. Most recently she was awarded the Inspiration and Service Award from Oregon Media Producer's Association for her work in helping to bring equity to the state film incentives that led to the passage of HB 3010.

She resides with her wife and daughter in Portland, Oregon and is currently in post production on her first feature film, Mother of Color.