DeWitt Jones, CEO, Film Director, Screenwriter, Film Producer
DeWitt is a man with impeccable vision, and commitment for the cinematic arts. He is a man with a passion for film and grandiose cinematic storytelling that crosses between big budget Hollywood
and thought provoking independent cinema. His writing style brilliantly bridges the two mediums together that displays a campfire storytelling that consumes our consciences and leaves us with
valuable images that will pass down through generations to come. DeWitt was born in the projects of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania during the summer of 1971. He has a younger brother and five other step
brothers. DeWitt always had a passion for the arts since birth. And his passion was given confidence when his mother took him to see George Lucas' Star Wars during the summer of 77. This film had
such a significant impact of his life; immediately after the film his mother and father helped his plight for his new found love. His first stop was the library reading the works of established
filmmakers such as Oscar Micheaux, Alfred Hitchcock, Paul Robeson, Rod Sterling, the acting talents of Hattie McDaniel, Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Cicely Tyson, to name a few. The two
filmmakers that captured his vision the most were the works of Rod Sterling and Alfred Hitchcock. The bizarre and mysterious always attracted him since he was always ostracized from his peers for his
passion for the arts. DeWitt could never find a position of acceptance within his peers because of his lack of athletic, and musical talents in his urban setting. DeWitt never let that stop him. He
wanted and still wants to be the first filmmaker of color to broaden urban America's choices of entertainment.
When DeWitt was 16 he had his chance to experience storytelling with cameras. His best friend's dad had a brand new expensive camcorder. DeWitt pleaded with his dad to make his first film. His first film was a martial arts comedic homage to Hollywood Shuffle, Enter the Dragon, and I'm Gonna Get You Sucka. He gathered all the boys and girls in the neighborhood and shot at his dream since childhood. The film was a disaster and was never completed. DeWitt's passion never died. He took that love to the military. During the Desert Storm tour is when he discovered time and his vision. After the war he purchased video equipment and made short films for the soldiers for money. He left the Army, and entered film school at Point Park College. DeWitt was saturated with film history and theory discovering the theoretical experts of Andre' Bazin, Sergei M. Eisenstein, Oscar Micheaux, and Orson Welles. These artists' accomplishments helped develop his unusual signature that comes across every film.
Terri Jones CO-Owner, Film Producer
About the Studio Manager
Terri is a remarkable educator in the South Fulton County Georgia education system. She has made tremendous strides towards the educational development of the children. She married DeWitt Jones and brought forth her creative, and strategic skills to the development of family friendly educational projects. She spear headed Steel City Edutainment Project and oversees projects produced by Steel City Pictures.