Rhode Island native J. Poisson has always had a strong passion for film. As a child, her favorite thing to do was go to the movies. One such childhood movie, Explorers (1985), caught J’s imagination so much she thought that she and her kindergartner friends, like the characters in the movie, where going to build a spaceship and explore space. To say the least, fantasy and reality had to be explained to J. about her interstellar ambitions.
Of course her ambitions remained high, J. doesn’t seek the limelight but rather control of the lights and camera. She has served as Director of Photography on a 13 feature films, ‘Hard Data’ will be her 14th. Her hard work has earned her several nominations and won ‘Best Cinematographer’ at the 2013 Motif Film/Theatre Awards for ‘Dr. Frankenstein’s Hungry Dead’.