Salome Magic

Kenya, 1978. A housemaid braves her harrowing past to embark on a determined odyssey to visit her dying mother, and when she doesn’t return, her recently widowed employer resolves to find her.

Script available via Coverfly

Finalist: Final Draft Big Break 2022

Top 15%: Academy Nicholl Fellowship 2021

Official Selection: Vancouver International Women in Film screenplay competition 2019

Finalist: The Writers Lab NYC 2019

Semi-Finalist: Stage32 annual feature screenplay contest, 2019

Quarter-Finalist: ScreenCraft Drama Feature Contest, 2018

A Parallel Life

A microshort played in festivals around the world, A Parallel Life is about three women, inextricably bound in parallel universes, who unknowingly make each other’s day change its course.

Written and Directed by Jackie Bateman

Starring Ana Pacheco and Vivian Davidson

Finalist: Cannes World Film Festival, France 2021

Winner: Berlin Flash Film Festival, Germany 2021

Finalist: Austin Micro Film Festival, USA 2021

Winner: Beyond the Curve International Film Festival, Paris 2021

Honorable Mention: Minute Madness Toronto 2021

Official Selection: Micro Minute Festival, USA 2021

Official Selection: Life Screenings International, USA 2021


Shot in a continuous single take, Anna’s ordeal in her captor’s dingy basement is slowly revealed. Bruised, dirty, and distressed, she is a mother whose only solace is a battered and torn photograph of her son Dillon.

Written by Jackie Bateman

Starring Vivian Davidson and Julien Hicks

Finalist: International Single Take Challenge, USA 2020

Official Selection: One Location Film Festival, Croatia 2021

Best Horror, Best Cinematography: Night of Drama Shorts, Italy 2022