"JASON BOURQUE'S MODEST, PROFICIENT THRILLER "DRONE" SCRUTINIZES THE ETHICS OF WARFARE BY REMOTE CONTROL" - New York Times
"DRONE IS A SIMMERING, ON TARGET DRAMA" - The Globe and Mail
"A SUSPENSEFUL AND SATISFYING THRILLER" - Toronto Star
Over the last decade, award-winning international filmmaker Jason Bourque has written and directed a wide variety of features, 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 (SXSW, Hot Docs) was reviewed favourably in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Variety and has been used as a teaching tool for the US Senate. 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 last feature documentary shot throughout South Africa and the UK, won the People's Choice Award at the Amnesty International Film Festival.
One of the most prolific genre screenwriters on the west coast, Jason has written over twenty-five produced features, mows and episodic scripts with several high-profile projects slated for 2019. As a script doctor and ghost writer, he has worked on theatrical films with budgets up to 40 million. Recent releases include "The Fixer" starring Eric Dane, a four part mini-series for Sonar, Muse Entertainment and FOX UK. Jason served as an executive story editor and writer (2 episodes) on the new high-octane thriller series "Insomnia" shot in Moscow, released through STARZ International in 2018.
In 2014, Jason's 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). Recent accolades include Best Feature at the Arizona Underground Film Festival and the UBCP / ACTRA Award Best Newcomer for lead Dakota Daulby.
Jason's political thriller "Drone", starring Sean Bean and Joel David Moore, has been an indie success story. Selling to over 25 territories, it was released theatrically in the US and was the #1 Indie and #2 Thriller on iTunes US. It received 6 Leo Nominations and won for Best Editing and Best Supporting Male Performance in a Motion Picture.
Recently Jason directed two episodes of the world's first English / Arabic Sci-fi series "Medinah" in Qatar. It was introduced at Comic-Con International, making the Rolling Stones "Top 25 Things to See List". "Upcoming releases include "Hotwired in Suburbia", his sequel to the Leo-nominated Netflix original "Counterfeiting in Suburbia".