2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Jean of the Joneses

Wednesday, March 16
4:15PM - 5:37PM

Alamo Ritz 2
320 E 6th St


Hashtags: #sxsw

Writer-director Stella Meghie's first feature revolves around the troubled Jones family, one of whom dies at the start of the movie, leading the paramedic who answers the 911 call to develop an attraction to the rambunctious Jones family member Jean. Apparently, the courtship goes south during the funeral. With "Hit the Floor" star Taylour Paige making her big move into a leading role, "Jean of the Joneses" is poised to offer more than one breakthrough in a dark comedy that seems like just the right fit for the SXSW crowd. - Eric Kohn, Indiewire

Section: Narrative Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: Canada
Year: 2016
Runtime: 82min

Director: Stella Meghie

Executive Producer: Elizabeth Cullen, Sean Dwyer

Producer: Amos Adetuyi, Stella Meghie, Floyd Kane

Screenwriter: Stella Meghie

Cinematographer: Kris Belchevski

Editor: Aren Hansen

Additional Credits: Co-Producer: Jason Jallet, Costume Designer: Avery Plewes, Casting Director: Ashley Ingram

Principal Cast: Taylour Paige, Sherri Shepherd, Gloria Reuben, Michelle Hurst, Erica Ash, Mamoudou Athie, Francois Arnaud, Demore Barnes, Anna Hopkins


With a blind script deal at Warner Bros., a pilot in development with John Wells Productions, a comedy optioned by BET and a deal to pen a feature script for VH1, Stella Meghie is not short on momentum. She's a Tribeca Film Institute fellow and Showtime's Tony Cox Award recipient for her feature debut Jean of the Joneses.

Sales Agent: Cinetic Media - Linzee Troubh

Publicity Contact
Rene Ridinger



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