Meet Jazz Thornton

Jazz directed the multiaward winning documentary Jessica’s Tree, about the impact of a friend’s suicide. She has also co-founded the charity Voices of Hope, is the subject of a feature length documentary, The Girl on the Bridge and has written a book. And since overcoming her own struggles with mental health she has travelled around the world sharing her story.

Jazz studied at our South Seas campus and said that the thing she enjoyed most about her study was that she spent every day doing something she loves, creating content.

“I love having a vision and then using tools to see that vision come to life on the screen. I also loved learning how to create content that provokes change. But I think the biggest highlight was winning the Doc Edge pitch that my tutors helped me with. Being the youngest winner to date was just insane! The people I met, both staff and students at the South Seas campus are incredible, which helps keep you inspired.”

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