Over the last decade, Jason Bourque has written and directed a wide variety of television movies, series and documentaries, as well as over 60 commercials, short films and music videos.
In 2007 Jason co-wrote and co-directed the theatrical documentary "Shadow Company" narrated by Gerard Butler. An in-depth look into the private military industry, the festival hit was reviewed favourably in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Variety and has been used as a teaching tool for the US Senate. In 2008, Jason's documentary "Dreams of Flight" received multiple Leo nominations and won "Best Arts Documentary". Jason co-directed “Darwin’s Brave New World” for CBC and ABC Australia, an award-winning docu-drama series shot in five countries. "Music For Mandela", his feature documentary, won the People's Choice Award at the Amnesty International Film Festival and completed a successful international festival run. "Bird Co. Media", a feature mockumentary shot in India, recently had a theatrical release in Canada.
One of the most prolific genre screenwriters on the west coast, Jason has written twenty produced scripts in the last seven years with several high-profile projects slated for 2016. As a script doctor and ghost writer, he has worked on theatrical films with budgets up to 40 million. Recent releases include "The Fixer", his second television mini-series for Muse Entertainment. Jason served as executive story editor and writer (2 episodes) on the new high-octane thriller series "Insomnia", soon to be released through Infinity Entertainment. ("Capote", "Push").
In 2014, Jason's first official theatrical feature "Black Fly" (writer/director) premiered at VIFF and received nominations for Best Canadian Film and Best BC Film as well as 10 Leo Award nominations. It won for Best Male Lead Actor (Matthew McCaull) and Best Sound Editing. Recent accolades include Best Feature at the Arizona Underground Film Festival and the UBCP / ACTRA Award Best Newcomer for lead Dakota Daulby. US release is scheduled for mid-june. Upcoming directing projects for 2016 include "Incursion", an edgy political thriller for Myriad Pictures and Telefilm.