PRODUCER | DIRECTOR | EDITOR
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.
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-Harrell is the Supervising 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. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from California State University, Long Beach, where she was the recipient of multiple scholarship awards. Taylor's films have been shown in festivals around the country. Her short film "Faith Alone" received funding from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and aired on KCET's Fine Cut program.
A native of Los Angeles, Taylor loves dogs and all kinds of music.