Favorite Movie: Annie Hall
Jason is the owner of Ganwich Media based in Tacoma, WA. He has worked off and on in the Seattle film industry since 1999. He executive produced the Emmy nominated interview program, The High Bar, June 2011- December 2012. He wore many hates including producer, director, stills, post-production supervisor, logo design, editor, etc. He has worked on films, mainly as an on-set still photographer for top Seattle filmmakers including Megan Griffiths , Lynn Shelton, Lacey Leavitt, ZOE, and more. In the past, he has enjoyed assistant directing but realized his interest lies mostly in the creative positions such as writing, directing, and acting. In 2011, he attended the screenwriting program at The Film School. In 2006, he joined his T-town friends to help make their zombie flick, Rock Zombie. The 24 minute short, in which he stars, premiered at The Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival in 2007 (since renamed TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival). In 2009, fueled by anger at the opposition for the domestic partnership law, he wrote, produced, directed, and edited a short, Terms of Enfearment, using very well established and respected Seattle theater actors. He regrets the title but loves the performances. In 2010, and angry again, he made another sociopolitical short starring Mark “Mom” Finley as Jane in What Ever Happened to G.I. Jane, a skit about the overdue repeal of DADT. Currently, in addition to his work at Ganwich Media, he teaches filmmaking to 10-20 year-olds through the beloved Grand Cinema. Tacoma Film Camp runs 4 separate weeks and each session consists of 5 days of intensity and fun in which students learn to make the transition from audience to storyteller. He is in his fourth year and loving it. Teaching has accelerated Jason’s comprehension of storytelling and filmmaking and is currently working to bring his many ideas to the screen.