Who is Jacqui Blue?
Jacqui Blue is an artist who loves to paint and enjoys nature photography, an independent filmmaker, (director, writer, producer, editor), certified hypnotherapist and writer. She achieved international acclaim with her first film, Beautiful Births. She then went on to work with James Franco when she was selected as one of ten directors for a Master Class called "Sex Scenes", which resulted in a short comedy called Burden of Proof, wrote and directed a short drama, Love & Other Lies, was hired by T.O.N.E-z, an Emmy nominated artist, to rewrite and direct his vampire noir titled Sed, and just completed post-production with her second documentary - a feature film covering the subject of suicide titled I Chose Life: Stories of Suicide & Survival, which heavily features Jared Padalecki and was inspired by the behind the scenes story of The Last Train, a feature film in which she appears on-screen beside Lou Diamond Phillips. Jacqui is currently in preproduction with her next two documentaries.
Outside of film, she has written a few manuscripts for book publication including a book version of Beautiful Births. She was asked to be a contributing author to the Fear Free Childbirth free e-book. Jacqui is also a contributing writer to the online magazine, Film Inquiry .
In addition to film and writing, as the breadwinner of the family, she needed a better day job to pay the bills and take care of the kids while in pursuit of her dreams and creative passions. In 2017-2018, she spent time studying hypnotherapy at the Hypnosis Motivation Institute where she became certified to specialize in Past Life Regression therapy and Hypnosis for Childbirth, giving Blue a way to personally help women have Beautiful Birth experiences. She launched her Hypnotherapy practice in January 2018.
Jacqui began acting at the age of six, taking classes at the Actor's Playhouse in Miami. She began writing poetry, prose and short stories at the age of nine and continued to pursue both throughout her youth. She performed in many local theatrical productions and had pieces she wrote published in local newspapers and literary magazines. At the age of 19, Jacqui stopped acting, realizing she always preferred this world from behind the scenes but continued to write.
Before putting herself through film school about a decade later, she spent the greater part of her twenties working as a stay at home mom and wife. Having had a Cesarean section with her twins, followed by two very different but successful hospital VBACs, which was then followed by a water birth in a birth center, Jacqui developed a passion for natural birth and fell into "alternative" or "attachment" parenting styles. She spent nearly a decade studying and researching pregnancy and childbirth, even to the point of considering a career in Midwifery for a brief time. Instead she decided to make childbirth an area of focus in her hypnotherapy practice and is developing her own Beautiful Hypnosis-Births program that will be available in different forms, worldwide.
While she was putting herself through film school, working at the Florida Media Market and was under the mentorship of Maritza Guimet, she realized instead of complaining about what annoyed her about the programming available to women about pregnancy and birth, she could make a film that showed a different, a more humane way to bring children into the world; one that aligned more with her personal experiences vs how the mainstream media portrays "normal birth". She made a film that was what she wanted to see and what she wished was available to her when she was pregnant and was pleasantly surprised by the positive reaction it's received by international audiences.
She has been quoted in many articles on pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding including on Parents.com, Baby Gaga and in US News. Regarded as a world class expert on pregnancy and childbirth, she recently made herself available as a public speaker on these topics relating to hypnosis in childbirth and the differences between the midwifery model of care vs medical model of care.