An unorthodox filmmaker is probably the best way to describe Jason’s short filmmaking career. After working in the design & advertising industry for over 20 years, he longed for video projects no longer defined by a commercial brief or budget.
His first works pioneered pocket filmmaking as he experimented with mobile phones and pocket cameras to create stories that stood comfortably alongside big-budget short films on the international stage. Attracting numerous awards for his films ‘Mankind is no Island’, ‘The Unspoken’ and ‘The 53rd Hour’, Jason has become a frequent visitor to the stages of Tropfest Sydney, Tropfest NY, Tropfest Las Vegas, Aspen Shortsfest, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival and San Francisco International Short Film Festival, to name but a few.
Always a custodian of content over craft, Jason seeks inventive ways to tell story with available tools. This approach has seen him speak at numerous film festivals and industry gatherings, about the love of story and the beauty in simplicity.
With one eye peering down a lense and the other obsessively scouring the world for unique character-driven stories, Jason has recently embraced DSLR filmmaking and has enjoyed the many visual tools and technologies complimenting his filmmaking style. His recent short doco Camera Obscura went back to bare basics converting a derelict shopping centre stairwell into a pinhole camera, all filmed on a Nikon D7000. You can view it by going to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhftqGdLSqU