Kitama Cahill-Jackson is a documentary filmmaker and digital journalist with eight years experience working on documentaries and lifestyle programs for major networks including HBO, PBS, Discovery Communications and HGTV.
Most recently, he was a producer/digital journalist at Channel One News. Channel One produces a ten-minute news program that is seen by six million teens in 8,000 middle and high schools each day.
He served as the Associate Producer on “Pete Seeger: The Power of Song,” directed by documentary filmmaker Jim Brown. This documentary won an Emmy Award in 2008 as the representative program on PBS’ American Masters series.
From 2005 to 2010, Kitama freelanced as a producer, director, cameraman and editor on short documentaries and assisted Oscar-nominated documentary cameraman Buddy Squires on documentaries for HBO and PBS.
During this time, Kitama also produced, directed, shot and edited “Eric Tomlins: Walking with your Mind,” a story about a teacher dying of Lou Gehrig’s disease. This film is currently in post production.
Kitama holds a BA from Hampshire College and an MS from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He lives in Manhattan with his wife Jeannine Cahill-Jackson and dog Rusty.