Dee Hibbert-Jones Nomi Talisman are Academy Award nominated, Emmy® award winning filmmakers for their documentary short film, and internationally recognized artists. Their work incorporates animation, installation, public art and documentary film. Hibbert-Jones and Talisman are Guggenheim Fellows and MacDowell Fellows, and The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University awarded them the 2015 Filmmaker Award. Most recently, they were awarded a Creative Capital Award, a residency at The San Francisco Film Society (Filmhouse Residency), a United States Congressional Black Caucus Veterans Braintrust Award in recognition for their “outstanding national commitment to civil rights, and social justice.’, and the California Public Defenders Association 2016 Gideon Award for support to indigent minorities.

Hibbert-Jones and Talismans’ first short animated documentary Last Day of Freedom won Best Short Documentary at the International Documentary (IDA) Awards 2015, a Northern California Emmy 2016 and was nominated for an 88th Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject. The film screened at over thirty international festivals and won twelve festival awards including: Best Short Jury Award at  Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Best Short Documentary Hamptons International Film Festival, Golden Strands Award, Outstanding Documentary Short, TallGrass KS, the 2015 Platinum Award Winner Spotlight Documentary Series, as well as the Award of Recognition at the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards and was a CINE Eagle Award Documentary Short Finalist.

Hibbert-Jones & Talisman’s work is in the collections of the Academy of Motion Picture Art and Sciences, the Israeli Center for Digital Art, the DeRosa Preserve, Stanford University, Bennington College , University of North Carolina, University of California, Santa Cruz, ArtsBlock UC Riverside, University of California, Berkeley , Duke University Library, Recology  Artist’s Collection and the Savidge Collection at the MacDowell Colony.



Run With It is a feature-length animated documentary, currently in production. The film tells the story of De’Jaun, a young black man on the Dean’s list, guided by the memory of his uncle Troy Davis who mentored him from death row.Davis was accused of killing a white police office in one of the most controversial, racially charged cases to go before the courts. This is a story of role models, truth and false perceptions, told by a young man determined to succeed, in a world that seems weighted against him.

 • Support for the film (to date) provided by The Ford Foundation, The Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, Creative Capital, IDA Eneterprise Documentary Fund, National Endowment for the Arts grant, University of California, Santa Cruz, and earlier funding by Creative Work Fund, which allowed us to film the first interviews with Martina Correia, as well as interviews for our previous film, Last Day of Freedom


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