A writer, director, producer, actor, and the 2006 Royal Oak Elementary School Spelling Bee champion, Jackie has always liked staying busy. A graduate of Concordia University’s Communications Studies program, Jackie began her professional film career in visual effects, coordinating the production teams of major feature films. 

Jackie’s latest short film Geni, which she wrote, directed & starred in, had its premiere at the Regent Park Film Festival in 2019. That same year, she was selected for the Black Women Film! Canada Leadership Program, Her next directing credit will be for the CBC Gem upcoming digital series virgins!

Jackie has written for LOCO Motion Pictures’ upcoming web series Loved Ones, and story coordinated for CBC sitcoms in development Dwayne Has Issues and Black Male Baby. She’s spent her quaran-time co-creating, co-producing and co-hosting virtual filmmaking skill share Skillin’ It with Coral Aiken, and webseries Slumber Party with Rebecca Rogers.

In her spare time, Jackie likes to take out too many library books out at once, bike through Toronto’s city intersections without stopping, and manifest an invite to Issa Rae’s annual yacht party. 

Contact j.batsinduka@gmail.com for CV requestions and all other inquiries.