I'm a filmmaker, a professor at UC Santa Cruz, and I like to make films about the places I lived.

Born and raised in the Mississippi Delta, I am proud of my strong Southern roots. The nature of my work is bound to these experiences. 


Films by Daryl B. Jones


As San Francisco’s gig economy grows, so does the city’s need for housing. The Tenderloin district, a historically black and queer neighborhood, becomes prime real estate for the city’s tech workers. Cookie, Janetta, and Ronjah bring you into their world as they fight San Francisco’s housing crisis.