A self-proclaimed 80s film nerd, award-winning international filmmaker Jason Bourque has written, directed and produced a wide variety of features, television movies, series and documentaries. In 2007 Jason co-wrote and co-directed the theatrical documentary "Shadow Company" narrated by Gerard Butler. A ground-breaking look into the global soldier of fortune industry, the festival hit (SXSW, Hot Docs) was reviewed favorably 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, an award-winning docu-drama series shot in five countries. "Music for Mandela", his last feature documentary, (writer/ director) won the People's Choice Award at the Amnesty International Film Festival.
A prolific genre screenwriter in Canada, Jason has written over 30 produced scripts for series, features, mini-series and MOWs and has several high-profile writing projects slated for 2023. As a script doctor and ghost writer, he has worked on theatrical films including for famed Marvel producer Avi Arad. His work has aired on Netflix, Disney XD, SyFy, NBC UK and Lifetime. Recent writing credits include "The Fixer, a mini-series for Sonar Entertainment and episodes for the new high-octane thriller series “Insomnia” available on Amazon Prime.
Working as a dramatic director continues to be Jason's passion. While developing his own feature work, he has directed multiple MOWs for Lifetime, SyFy, Hallmark and Netflix with a focus on the thriller, sci-fi and rom com genres. Recent credits include 2 episodes for Hallmark’s series “The Chronicle Mysteries”, Hallmark's "A Christmas Tree Grows In Colorado" (Voted one of Vanity Fair's top Christmas movies of 2020), My Christmas Family Tree (top Hallmark movie of 2021) and the Lifetime movie “Hotwired in Suburbia”. His true-crime horror "Black Fly" received a nomination for Best Canadian Film as well as 10 Leo Award nominations. It won for Best Male Lead Actor. Selected accolades include Best Feature at the Arizona Underground Film Festival and the UBCP Award for Best Newcomer. Jason's latest award-winning theatrical thriller "Drone", starring Emmy-award winner Sean Bean, has been an indie success story. Drone” was the #1 indie and #2 thriller on iTunes after a theatrical release in the US. Recently Jason directed two episodes of "Medinah", the world's first Arabic / English science fiction series shot in Qatar. It was introduced at Comic-Con International, making the Rolling Stones’ "Top 25 Things to See List".
As a producer, feature releases include the romantic comedy “The Right One” distributed by Lionsgate and the LGBTQ family drama “When Time Got Louder” starring Willow Shields of the Hunger Games series. Recently, Jason served as executive producer on "Mercy" for Paramount + starring Jon Voight and Jonathan Rhys Meyers.