The Drop-In2018 Official Selection
Directed by Naledi Jackson
2017 | USA | 13:00 min.
Joelle is an entrepreneurial young woman seeking to carve a new life for herself as a hairdresser in Toronto. But her long-buried past catches up to her one quiet evening when Grace, a new client, drops by her salon, giving Joelle a choice she can only respond to by resurrecting skills from her former life.
Naledi Jackson is a writer, director and producer currently based in Toronto and Los Angeles. Born in Vancouver to South African and Canadian parents, she spent her formative years living in Zimbabwe, where her family was posted when she was a child. She eventually moved back to Canada to study fine art at Concordia University, before moving to Toronto to pursue a career in film and television. At present, she is a writer on the CBC/Netflix television show Anne with an E, a fresh, new adaptation of the beloved Canadian classic, Anne of Green Gables. Other screenwriting credits include the new CTV/ION detective show The Detail, as well as the second season of the Netflix horror anthology series, Slasher. She is also writing the screenplay for Dragon Mountain, a female-fronted Kung Fu feature based in South Africa, which she will direct. Naledi, a recipient of grants from Bravofact, The Toronto Arts Council, and The Harold Greenberg Fund, is a member of the Writers Guild of Canada.