Jason James

Jason James

Year

2017

Program

Telefilm Canada Feature Comedy Exchange

Biography

Jason James is an award-winning producer/director based in Vancouver. He recently directed and produced the indie feature, Entanglement, starring Thomas Middleditch and Jess Weixler, which will be released in 2016, and That Burning Feeling, starring John Cho, Tyler Labine and Paulo Costanzo. The film won Best First Feature at the Vancouver International Film Festival 2013. and was released in both the U.S. and Canada by eOne Films and Search Engine Films.

James’ other producer projects include: The Steps, by director Andrew Currie and starring Jason Ritter, Emmanuelle Chriqui, James Brolin and Christine Lahti; Mountain Men, by director Cam Labine and starring Chace Crawford and Tyler Labine; and the Carl Bessai-directed features Repeaters, Cole, Fathers & Sons and Unnatural and Accidental. He also co-created and produced the CBC series This Space for Rent.

Active in the industry, James has been invited to attend key events, including the Film Independent Producer’s Lab, Telefilm/CFC/Just For Laughs Comedy Features Lab (twice). Toronto Film Festival Talent Lab, the Rotterdam Talent Lab, a CTV Fellowship at the Banff Television Festival, the National Screen Institute’s Totally Television Program and The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television’s National Director Apprenticeship program.