Zodiac Features’ Captivating Biographical True Crime Docu-Thriller “Lovely Jackson” Screening at Justice Film Festival

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Director: Matt Waldeck
Writers: Rickey Jackson and Matt Waldeck
Starring: Rickey Jackson, Mario Beverly, Devito Parker Jr., Edward Vernon, PR. Anthony Singleton, Mark Godsey, Brian Howe, Mary McGrath, with Clarissa Jackson, and introducing Lovely Rose Jackson

Country: USA
Genre Docuthriller, True Crime, Biography
Runtime: 1 hour 44 minutes
Language: English
Year: 2022

Justice Film Festival's New York City Premiere of Zodiac Features’ bold biographical true crime Docu-Thriller, “Lovely Jackson,

LOVELY JACKSON is exonerated prisoner Rickey Jackson’s daring first-hand account of the psychology of survival and spiritual fortitude required to withstand 39 years of wrongful incarceration for a murder he didn’t commit.  At the time of his release in 2014, Rickey was the longest wrongfully incarcerated person in U.S. history—spending 39 years on death row and in Ohio’s most dangerous prisons after being convicted solely on the coerced eye-witness testimony of a 12-year-old neighborhood paper boy.

Lovely Jackson sees Rickey return to the prison where he was sent in 1976 on his way to the electric chair where he narrates and stars in reenactments alongside professional actors (one playing his younger self), and the (then) 12-year-old paper boy, now in his late 50’s.

Lovely Jackson is a boldly cinematic, epic journey that begins in tragedy, hopelessness, injustice, and death, but ends in hope, beauty, and new life.

Rickey Jackson’s death sentence is sealed by the coerced eye-witness recounting of the crime by neighborhood paperboy, Edward Vernon.



Runtime: 1 hour 44 minutes 
Distributor: H.E.L.P. in association with Zodiac Holdings
Director: Matt Waldeck

Writers: Rickey Jackson and Matt Waldeck
Production Co.: Zodiac Features
Producers: Rickey JacksonMatt Waldeck Ben Hecht, Travis Killian, and Jillian Wolstein
Music: Jacques Brautbar
Cinematography: John Turk
Editor: Mark Andrew Hamer and Lori Lovoy-Goran