Ring Five Impact Docs
Moblizing Films to Ignite Change


We Support Filmmakers


founder and principal Impact Producer

Jackie Garrow

Jackie Garrow has over a decade of leadership experience working with arts non-profits with a specific interest in the intersection of documentary film and social change.

Jackie was Managing Director at the Documentary Organization of Canada from 2009 to 2014 where she drove considerable growth for the Toronto chapter and launched and managed their COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS screening initiative.

Jackie has extensive fundraising experience for media-related community development projects and a strong track record of success. She learned the ropes as the Corporate Responsibility Lead at B&R, Development Manager for Skyworks Charitable Foundation, and through her private consultancy for non-profits.

Ring Five and Jackie’s new focus as an Impact Producer is a thrilling culmination of her life-long love of documentary film, her commitment to social justice issues and her acquired skills in strategic planning, project management, event planning and fundraising. 

Recently, she worked as the Impact Producer on Shelley Saywell’s award winning documentary film Lowdown Tracks. Jackie conceptualized and delivered a successful impact campaign for Lowdown Tracks over the course of one and a half years.

In a different life, Jackie was an adventure travel guide and a passionate nature photographer. She now lives in Toronto’s Roncesvalles area with her bike fanatic husband and two wonderful kids.


Jackie has been a true visionary on this - teaching me so much. Understanding that a film like ours needed a whole other level of engagement leadership. Ring Five saw the potential, figured out the right partner, raised the budget, and now everyone is benefiting!
— Shelley Saywell, Director, Lowdown Tracks
Jackie serves as a practical, hardworking, and knowledgeable support for filmmakers. She truly cares about the issues, the people and the communities involved.
— Liz Marshall, Filmmaker