Jason Outenreath is a filmmaker, photographer, and video journalist. An award-winning writer and director, Jason graduated from Oberlin College with degrees in Cinema Studies and Hispanic Studies. He received his MFA in Film Production from the University of Texas at Austin.
A former Peace Corps Nicaragua volunteer, Jason found his calling directing fiction and documentary films addressing worldwide social justice and human rights issues. The interactions with the people of his town in Nicaragua, as well as his years spent living in Mexico, have informed his creative expression. Jason’s cinematic reach spans many film festivals worldwide, as well as publications by major media organizations such as CNN, People Magazine, The New York Times, Reuters, BBC, Seeker, AJ+, Vice, Univision, BuzzFeed, and Pacific Standard, among numerous others.
His body of work explores the boundaries of documentary and fiction filmmaking while striving to engender compassion and actionable change on a variety of issues both nationally, and in Latin America. He is passionate about using the power of film to enact positive change that celebrates multiculturalism, diversity, and tolerance. They Live Here, Now, which will have its world premiere at SXSW, is Jason’s second feature length film.
Some of my clients include
Best Short Film at the Boston Latino International Film Festival 2016
Audience Award in the Hechos en Tejas Program at the Cine Las Americas Film Festival 2016
Honorable Mention for Directing from the Texas Archive of the Moving Image 2016
El Rey Award for Excellence in Short Documentary Filmmaking at the Barcelona International Film Festival 2016
3rd Prize at the Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival 2016
Nicholas Cominos Grant for Humanitarian Filmmaking 2014
Best Dramatic Short at the Canton Film Festival 2011
Best Screenplay at the Columbia University National Undergraduate Film Festival 2010
Best Student Film at the Ballston Spa Film Festival 2008