Over the last decade, Jason Bourque has written and directed a wide variety of TV movies, series and documentaries, as well as over 60 commercials, short films and music videos. From metal tornados to killer ice fog and phantom race cars, Jason balances his love of genre filmmaking with international documentaries and developing A-list properties for the global market.
In 2007 Jason co-wrote and co-directed the theatrical documentary "Shadow Company". 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 is continuing a successful international festival run. "Bird Co. Media", a feature documentary shot in India, will have a limited theatrical release in Canada later this spring.
One of the most prolific genre screenwriters on the west coast, Jason has written eighteen produced scripts in the last seven years with several high-profile projects slated for 2014. As a script doctor and ghost writer, he has worked on theatrical films with budgets up to 40 million. He has four scripts in development with Telefilm support and recently completed writing a television mini-series for Muse Entertainment, slated for production this spring.
Jason is currently in post production on "Black Fly", his first Telefilm feature as a writer and director, and will be directing "Stolen Daughter", his tenth MOW, this May.