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Stills from "Ivan" (2023) | Dir. Jazz Pitcairn



Writer & Director

Jazz Pitcairn is a Writer and Director from the Cayman Islands. 

At 17, Jazz was nominated for Best Local Filmmaker at the Cayman International Film Festival and proceeded to pursue filmmaking at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Jazz worked for several major studios like A24, HBO, and Apple TV+ before landing as a Writer on HBO's Emmy-winning series, A Black Lady Sketch Show (ABLSS) at just 23 years old.

After wrapping ABLSS, Jazz revealed herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, "Ivan." It stars award-winning actress Sasha Lane ("American Honey") and is inspired by Jazz's personal devastating experience during Hurricane Ivan in 2004.


Jazz enjoys writing in different genres to best serve the story at hand. She's excited to explore all of the jaw-dropping, action-packed, and hysterical ways she can tell Afro-Caribbean stories for mainstream audiences.

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