Rex Jones is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who joined the Southern Documentary Project at the University of Mississippi in July 2011. Rex, a Hickory, Mississippi native, is an MFA graduate in Science and Natural History Filmmaking from Montana State University and also holds a BS in Computer Engineering and an MBA from Mississippi State University. His latest feature film, BEAUTIFUL JIM, won the Programmers’ Choice Award at the 2014 Crossroads Film Festival and was an official selection of several film festivals throughout the country. His latest short film, A TIME TO ALL THINGS, won the 2014 Heritage Award in Preservation Education from the Mississippi Heritage Trust. He is the series producer of MISSISSIPPI STORIES, a collection of “visual oral histories” of Mississippians telling their own stories. Rex is currently in production on feature films about the longleaf pine ecosystem and a naturalist’s trek of the Texas / Mexico border.