Naomi McDougall Jones
Writer, Actress, Producer
Naomi McDougall Jones grew up in Aspen, Colorado and attended Cornell University before graduating from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA). She has extensive experience in the film industry including work on the 2014 indie feature film, Imagine I'm Beautiful, which she wrote, produced, and starred in.
Her second feature film, Bite Me, is a subversive romantic comedy about the real-life subculture of people who believe that they're vampires and the IRS agent who audits them. In addition to writing the screenplay, Naomi also stars in the film, which is now in post-production.
Naomi has been a vocal advocate for bringing gender parity to film, both on and off screen. She has spoken at film festivals and conferences around the world, written extensively on this subject, and gave a TEDTalk, “The Women in Film Revolution Begins with You.”
She has teamed up with former CFO of the City of Chicago, Lois Scott, to found The 51 Fund, a VC investment fund that will finance films written, directed, and produced by women and is currently at work on a book, The Wrong Kind of Woman: Dismantling the God of Hollywood, and hosts the podcast, Fear(ful)less: Filmmaking From the Edge.