THE TEAM

PRODUCER | DIRECTOR | EDITOR

PETER JONES

Writer & Executive Producer

 

Peter Jones has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award five times, winning twice: for his A&E Biography special Judy Garland: Beyond the Rainbow (1997), and for Stardust: The Bette Davis Story (2006). His Peabody Award-winning Inventing LA: The Chandlers and Their Times (2009) premiered as a national primetime special on PBS, and Johnny Carson: King of Late Night (2012) remains the highest-rated film in the 31-year history of the PBS series American Masters.


Over the course of a decade, Peter Jones Productions created 85 profiles for A&E Biography, many written and directed by Jones.


Peter is a graduate of Stanford (BA, American Studies) and Northwestern (Masters, Medill School of Journalism). He has twice been the recipient of the Producer of the Year Award from The Producers Guild of America.

BRYAN DARLING
Director, Producer, Editor 

Bryan Darling’s work as a director & editor focuses on crafting stories that explore the social issues around marginalized communities. He served as editor on “Her Story,” a series following the intersecting lives of trans women navigating love. The series was nominated for a 2016 Emmy and won both a Gotham Award and GLAAD award.

His other works include James Franco’s docu-drama “I Think You’re Totally Wrong” and “Seed Money,” about Chuck Holmes, pornographer turned philanthropist who funded Bill Clinton and the gay rights movement of the 1990s. “Seed Money” sold at the 2016 Cannes Market. As a director, Bryan’s short films have screened in festivals worldwide, including Frameline, Seattle International and BFI London.

JESSE FINLEY REED

Director & Producer

 

Jesse Finley Reed’s work as a visual artist, filmmaker and art director is passionately engaged with social welfare issues, the LGBT experience and pop-culture. His artwork has been exhibited internationally at galleries, museums, and public art sites.

As an art director, Jesse has worked with ad agencies in New York and Los Angeles, crafting campaigns for Pepsi, Chrysler, and UCLA. He served as creative director at the Los Angeles LGBT Center — the largest LGBT organization in the world — where he created a multi-platform campaign to promote PrEP and safer sex strategies. ALL MAN: The International Male Movie is his first documentary film.

TAYLOR VRACIN-HARREL

Associate Producer

 

Taylor Vracin-Harrell is an Associate Producer at Peter Jones Productions. She first joined the PJP team for Blue Sky Metropolis. 

Her personal work reflects her passion for social justice and civil rights, and her films have been shown in festivals around the country. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from California State University, Long Beach, where she was the recipient of multiple scholarship awards. 

A native of Los Angeles, Taylor loves dogs and all kinds of music.

CHARLES WATSON

Associate Producer

 

Charles Watson is an Associate Producer at Peter Jones Productions, having started at the company in 2018 for the KCET series Blue Sky Metropolis. He enjoys creating colorful, nuanced portraits of the people, artists, and communities of Southern California. As a graduate of Cal State Long Beach, two of his documentary films have won state-wide CSU Media Arts Festival awards. 

 

Charles is a native of Huntington Beach and enjoys traveling, photography, and collecting records.

ROGER COOPER

Assistant Editor

 

Roger is a 25 year veteran of the film industry, working in post-production on features, documentaries and TV movies.
Some of his feature credits as assistant editor/VFX editor include "To All the Boys I've Loved 2", "Daddy's Home 2", "Blair Witch", "Tooth Fairy", & "The Bachelor".


Documentary credits include "Secrets of the Code", "Sci vs. Fi", & "On the Fringe".
 

He graduated from Indiana University with a degree in broadcast journalism.
 

He lives in Santa Monica, California with a wife and daughter (and a guitar that he spends too much time with).

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