Jason has a BA in Comparative Literature with a focus on international cinema from the University of Georgia. He has spent his time in New York supporting arts and nonprofit organizations in their efforts to entertain and educate. He is interested in working toward a more inclusive and culturally competent film industry and amplifying the work of artists from marginalized communities. Jason is pursuing an MA in Arts Administration from Baruch College.
More likely than not, Jason is the first person you meet when you enter Aardman Nathan Love. He organizes the space and works to maintain a comfortable, congenial environment for staff, artists and clients.
A BRIEF INTERVIEW WITH JASON:
What are some of your favorite animated films?
I enjoy when animation is used to tell coming of age stories. I feel that animated stories are often more universal because animation is a world in which most people have formative experience. A couple of my favorites are Persepolis and Waltz with Bashir.
What stands out to you when you watch movies?
I am inspired by storytelling that offers different perspectives on emotionality and desire. I have always been very attracted to work which seeks to investigate the gaze and its innumerable meanings and interpretations. Some films I find very affecting are In the Mood for Love and Happy Together by Wong Kar-Wai and Moonlight by Barry Jenkins.
What is your favorite 90s jam?
There isn’t one particular song but probably something produced by Organized Noize. Their sounds were simultaneously upbeat and mellow.