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filmmaker. founder.

Giona Jefferson is a producer and founder of Third Rail Media, a production company committed to event-driven stories that question and shape culture. Her work includes Harry & Meghan, Netflix's biggest documentary debut, Children of the Underground (FX), which was nominated for an IDA Award as well as an Independent Spirit Award, and the critically acclaimed Netflix series, The Innocence Files.

She was a 2021-2022 Impact Partners Producers Fellow and a 2021-2022 Black Star Lab Producer. 

Before pivoting to film, Giona launched her career at the U.S. Department of Justice and served as a community advocate for low-income families and previously incarcerated citizens in Washington, D.C.  


Giona is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Howard University and earned a Master of Arts in Cultural Politics and Film at New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study.





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