An LA native, production is in Jason's blood, and he hasn't wasted any time pursuing his destiny. By building a background in both scripted and non-scripted content, Jason has had the opportunity to work as a producer on a wide range of projects for several different companies, including ReelzChannel for two TV specials about John F Kennedy. Most recently, Jason produced the multi-award winning short "The Boy Who Cried Fish," about a single mother and her son with autism. In addition to collaborating on projects with Blue Boots Entertainment, over the past year Jason has freelanced in film finance helping to arrange funding and assemble different projects.
Name: Jason Daks
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Producer, Filmmaker, Line Producer and Voice Artist
Dances With Film- The Boy Who Cried Fish! - (short) Grand Jury Honorable Mention
IndieFEST- Award of Excellence- The Boy Who Cried Fish!
Female Eye Festival- The Boy Who Cried Fish! - Jury Award - Best Debut Filmmaker
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The Boy Who Cried Fish!
Film (Short, Drama, Family and Fantasy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A single mother's journey to unravel why her son with autism doesn't want to take off her blue bra.
Film (Short, Drama and Family) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director When his father remarries, six year old Neil is forced to deal with his insecurities and fears and must learn to love and bond with his stepmother in order to have the happy, content family he's always wanted.
Road to Juarez
Film (Action and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Inspired by true events, William Forsythe plays a cunning ex-con with ties to the Mexican underworld who ensnares best friends, Walter Perez and Charlie Koontz into a daring heist in Mexico. Written by Anonymous
Niños de la Tierra
Film (Short, Drama, Horror and Mystery) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director The film is set in a remote town in Mexico where a secular priest has fled to. A man of faith, living in shame for the sins he has committed. And on this one fateful night, he is haunted and tormented by the spirits of his past. Driven by a controversial plot and twist, it's a story that can perhaps make you question your own personal beliefs . . . Even your own sanity. Written by Anonymous
The Great American Comedy Tour
Film (Short and Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director The Great American Comedy Tour is a mockumentary TV or web pilot that follows six stand-up comedians on their first national tour. They're lead by Tanner Greene, a brash 'performer' who believes that being the son of a comedy legend qualifies him to be a headliner, despite the fact that he has no material...or experience doing stand-up whatsoever. Written by Anonymous
It's Not a Game
Film (Short, Crime, Drama and Music) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director When the dating game becomes less dating and more game, the consequences begin to morph into an extremely uncomfortable reality.
Film (Short, Comedy, Family and Romance) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A young gay Mormon man in Los Angeles tries to date men, but gets repeatedly dumped with a text message. When he reconnects with an old boyfriend a wrongly addressed text message becomes the reason for him leaving the city and going home to his Mormon compound. There the two worlds collide. Yet his hippie friend comes to rescue him. Written by Anonymous
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JFK: Inside The Evidence
Television by ReelzChannel (Crime, Documentary and Talk-Show) Associate Producer An in-depth look at the topics and theories presented in JFK: The Smoking Gun. Hosted by nationally renowned journalist Bill Kurtis, JFK: Inside the Evidence closely examines and scrutinizes the key elements of the theory presented in JFK: The Smoking Gun. Kurtis challenges the men behind that theory including veteran police detective and author Colin McLaren , who spent four and a half years on the forensic cold-case investigation of JFK’s assassination and Bonar Menninger, the author of Mortal Error: The Shot That Killed JFK.
JFK: For The Record
Television by ReelzChannel (Documentary) Associate Producer JFK: For The Record is the fascinating first-hand account of Minnesota Federal Judge John R. Tunheim, the man selected by then-President Clinton to chair the JFK Assassination Records Review Board. Established by an Act of Congress, the ARRB had full and unfettered access to records from every agency connected to the assassination – the CIA, the FBI, the State Department – as well as records such as JFK’s autopsy. Judge Tunheim describes how he believes all of these records should have been made public back in the Sixties, and the difficulty of finding the records 30 years after the assassination. Additionally, Judge Tunheim describes the role the Oliver Stone movie JFK played in his work and answers the biggest question of all – did Lee Harvey Oswald act alone?
On Dragon's Wings
Film (Short, Drama and Family) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A young boy struggles to get through to his mum because of his severe autism. This short film is made to raise more awareness about ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). When I saw the struggle people with autism and their relatives go through - every day - I realised: if only people would be able to take a look inside the world of someone with autism, if only people would understand a little of what it really means for them, many judgments and dismissive actions towards people with autism, can be turned into motivating and stimulating actions. Understanding is the key for a change of behaviour. It is my hope this film will create more of this understanding.
San Francisco State University (San Francisco, CA)
Los Angeles Valley College (Valley Glen, CA)