Jeffrey Jackson is an artist whose talents and achievements traverse a wide spectrum of the arts. He began his professional career at a very young age in the world of advertising, where he founded his own agency and went on to write and direct award-winning television commercials and video programs for nationally-known clients such as Sony, Western Union, and Merck. He successfully parlayed that experience into the world of the performing arts -- first in film and then in the theater. He wrote, directed, and performed in an acclaimed short film, Our First Fight, which has toured film festivals around the world. His feature-length screenplay, White Collared, won the Best Screenplay award at the Santa Barbara Film Festival and was acquired by a Sundance-winning film producer. He is currently in post-production on a hybrid movie/online game experience entitled Daemon 9, which he wrote and recently directed in Los Angeles.
For the stage, his first work was creating book and lyrics for a faithful musical adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, which ran Off-Broadway in late 2007 and starred Tony nominee Hunter Foster. The Associated Press praised it for "bringing the classic tale thrillingly to life." Gannett Newspapers called it "Dark but consistently engaging," and Bloomberg radio hailed it as "Riveting!" and "Totally exciting!" The original cast album was released on Ghostlight Records and the play has been published by Playscripts, Inc., through which it is currently enjoying ongoing stock and amateur-licensed productions around the world. His second play, Two Point Oh made its Off-Broadway New York debut in late 2013 at 59E59 Theaters, where The New York Times made it a "Critic's Pick" while lauding it as "smart, provocative and funny." The play was a finalist for the coveted Stanley Drama Award, winner of the Wilde Award for Best New Play and was listed by Culturequake as one of the year's 10-best Off-Broadway plays.
Mr. Jackson is a member of both Actors Equity and the Dramatists Guild of America.