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Pearly J.

Tbilisi, Georgia

12 reviews

$500 - $800 / Day

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About Pearly

Freelance videographer, film maker and reporter with over five years experience in producing news articles, audio features, video reports and short-docs for clients that include news agencies, non-profits and private firms. Publishers include Al Jazeera, The Atlantic, BBC World Service,, CCTV News and Global Post. My mini-documentary "A cashmere story" was selected for special screening at the UK Green Festival 2014. Currently based in Tbilisi, Georgia after four years in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Top Reviews

  • April 2022

    Pearly is a great storyteller, she has an eye for details. She was easy to communicate with and quick to solve the problems on the way. Her filming and editing skills are excellent, a great one-person team, which is rather useful in the world of observational documentaries. I look forward to working with Pearly on more stories in the future. - Zsuzsanna

    - Jun from VOA Office of Programming

  • July 2020

    It was a pleasure to work with Pearly. The video and interviews delivered were of an exceptional quality, despite working in distinctly challenging circumstances. Pearly was highly responsive and had great ideas. Highly recommended!

    - James from Bloomberg QuickTake

  • July 2022

    We love working with Pearly. She's a great visual storyteller and always has shown great commitment to all stories she's on. -Euna

    - Jun from VOA Office of Programming

Top Services

  • Documentary DP

    7 reviews
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    4 reviews
  • Field Producer

    4 reviews

Top Projects

  • Soviet ballet legacy thrives in Mongolia

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Field Producer
    • TV News Producer
    • Production Company
    • Reporter / Journalist
    • On-Air Reporter / Host

    The Russians first introduced ballet to Mongolia in the 1920s, soon after the country became communist. While the transition to democracy greatly decreased state sponsorship of the arts, the classical dance is still thriving. Al Jazeera’s Pearly Jacob reports from the Mongolian capital, Ulaanbaatar.

  • Journeying into the Womb of Wine

    • Documentary DP
    • Field Producer
    • Video Editor - Documentary

    He was a jovial painter from Virginia who traveled thousands of miles to Georgia in pursuit of polyphonic songs and the good life. But one day, a man on a tractor rolled up to his home and gave him a patch of land that changed his life. Follow his journey from artistic wanderer to winemaking entrepreneur. Journeying into the Womb of Wine makes its streaming debut on VOA+ on January 27, 2022.

    Produced for VOA Office of Programming on Storyhunter

    August 2021

  • Sukhishvili Georgian National Ballet - (GEORGIA COUNTRY NOT USA)

    • Documentary DP
    • Field Producer

    The Georgian National Ballet has everything—killer footwork, spectacular swordplay, and gravity-defying choreography that’ll knock your socks off. Get a lesson in decades of dance straight from the masters of movement. ~ I filmed all rehearsals and interviews and helped source performance footage.

    Produced for Great Big Story on Storyhunter

    July 2017

  • Coronavirus: Finally meeting our first child for BBC World Service

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Field Producer

    This was a social media video teaser for a audio feature on a couple's extraordinary efforts to overcome COVID-19 travel restrictions and disappearing flights to reunite with their newborn son who was born to a surrogate mother in Tbilisi, Georgia. The video had more that 430000 views the very first day it was posted on Facebook.

  • These Wheels, Our Wings

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Video Editor - Documentary

    Anita is a 13 year old girl from Batumi who becomes a wheelchair user after a botched medical treatment. As she struggles to come to terms with new reality, an online introduction helps her finds friendship and inspiration in world champion wheelchair fencer and paralympic athlete, Irma Khetsuriani. #Wheelchair #Georgia #disability means #newabilities #paralympics #fencing



  • DSLR or equivalent
  • GoPro or equivalent


  • External recorder
  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic


  • Sliders
  • Stabilizer

All Services

Production Support

  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
  • Field Producer
  • Documentary DP
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • Reporter / Journalist


  • Sound Mixer
  • Video Editor - Commercial
  • Video Editor - Documentary
  • Video Editor - News

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