Mann joins Island Institute as media director
Rockland — The Island Institute announces that Jason Mann, a resident of North Haven, has joined the organization as the new media director. He will be responsible for developing and implementing effective strategies for amplifying island voices and expanding the discussion of island and coastal sustainability to communities around the United States and perhaps beyond. Mann will oversee and manage a media team that creates a wide range of print and digital products. Among them are The Working Waterfront newspaper, published 10 times each year with a circulation of 65,000; Island Journal, the Institute’s signature annual publication, now available in both print and digital editions; books, videos and other digital content.
A graduate of Tufts University, Mann has experience as a documentary filmmaker, writer, and sound recordist. He has worked with Midcoast filmmaker David Conover at Compass Light Productions, Inc. and most recently produced and directed Betting The Farm, with Cecily Pingree, his partner at the Pull-Start Pictures, a Maine-based production company. The film — a feature documentary about the farmers of Maine's Own Organic Milk Company — premiered at the AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Film Festival in June 2012. His other credits include director of photography and co-producer of "Lost Souls" (Animas Perdidas), which aired nationally on Independent Lens in 2010. Mann lives on North Haven with his wife, daughter and cantankerous black Lab.