Fiona Jackson grew up in Hamilton and Christchurch, before a move to the US, where she provided stunts for a variety of productions, including Vincent Ward's What Dreams May Come. Since returning downunder, she has mixed studies in film with road movie Penny Black — which she produced and co-wrote — and her masters project, a documentary featuring Rocky Horror Show creator Richard O’Brien.
Filmmaking is like everything I love, balled up into one big vocation: writing, painting, model building, photography, sewing, problem solving...There are opportunities to do everything. And I did. I learned so much, about filmmaking, about the people who shared the journey with me, and about myself. Fiona Jackson, on making movie Penny Black