Jason Bourque

Jason Bourque

Special Guest
Kelowna Community Theatre

Over the last decade, award-winning international director 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 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 Australia, an award-winning documentary series shot in five countries. “Music For Mandela”, his last feature documentary shot throughout South Africa, the UK and Canada, won the People’s Choice Award at the Amnesty International Film Festival. “Bird Co. Media”, his 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 over twenty produced scripts in the last seven years with several high-profile projects slated for 2018. Recent releases include “The Fixer”, his second television mini-series for Sonar and Muse Entertainment. Jason served as an executive story editor and writer (2 episodes) on the new high-octane thriller series “Insomnia” soon to be released through Starz International.

In 2014, Jason’s 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. Jason’s latest theatrical feature “Drone”, starring Emmy-award winner Sean Bean, was released internationally in over 25 territories. Upon release, “Drone” was the #1 Indie and #2 thriller on iTunes in the US. Recently Jason directed two episodes of “Medinah”, the world’s first Arabic / English science fiction series shot in Qatar.