LIGHTNING DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT is a Henderson, Nevada based motion picture production company, serving as the production banner for Jason Harney, a Gulf War Veteran and retired Police Sergeant turned Award Winning Producer, Director, Editor, and Writer. The company has produced five feature documentary films - “Wrist Lock” (2022) - “The Making of a Cheer Team” (2021), “Repeat Offender” (2019), “The Wounded Blue” (2019), & “The Basketball Family” (2017) as well as the Six Part Docuseries “Voices of the Blue” (2020) - and continues to focus on developing projects at the feature film level & series level.
Wrist Lock: The Martial Arts’ Influence on Police Use of Force
Documentary by Lightning Digital Entertainment (Documentary) Producer, Director, Editor, Writer Lightning Digital Entertainment is proud to present “Wrist Lock: The Martial Arts’ Influence on Police Use of Force”, a new feature documentary film from Producer/Director Jason Harney. Join Master Martial Artist and retired Police Sergeant Jon Gentile, along with a group of high level Martial Artists and police trainers, on a journey to discover how the Marital Arts has influenced police use of force tactics, and how training can be improved in a manner that will create proficient and physically fit law enforcement officers capable of the decision making that leads to non excessive outcomes.
The Making of a Cheer Team
Documentary by Lightning Digital Entertainment (Documentary and Sport) Producer, Director, Editor, Writer Lightning Digital Entertaiment is proud to present “The Making of a Cheer Team”, a documentary feature which follows Coach LaDawn Grant and the Becker Middle School Cheer Team as they prepare for the 2020 Competitive Cheer Season in Las Vegas. Step into ASMT Cheer Academy, a Las Vegas gym where school cheer teams of all ages from across the city begin their training under the tutelage of some of the best coaches and choreographers in the sport. It is here where Becker will learn the skills and teamwork necessary to perform their routine in competition and in front of a roaring crowd.
The Wounded Blue
Documentary by Lightning Digital Entertainment (Crime and Documentary) Producer, Director, Editor, Writer Lightning Digital Entertainment is proud to present the feature documentary "The Wounded Blue", a film which tells the powerful stories of six Police Officers who inspired the creation of Lieutenant Randy Sutton's The Wounded Blue Foundation. The story explores several critical and important issues facing law enforcement professionals today including PTSD, Police Suicide, and the financial ruin a Police Officer can incur after suffering a career ending injury in the line of duty. Solutions are also put forth, as the film examines the importance of peer counseling, as well as the need for several legislative changes within a system that is clearly broken.
Documentary by Lightning Digital Entertainment (Crime and Documentary) Producer, Director, Editor, Writer "Repeat Offender" is based on author Bradley Nickell's best selling true crime book and tells the story of Daimon Monroe, mastermind of the most prolific theft ring in Las Vegas history. Over the course of 15 years, Monroe specialized in commercial burglaries, amassing millions in cash and stolen property from his criminal enterprise. Many have labeled him the poster child for a Habitual Criminal. "Repeat Offender" follows the real life investigation led by Detective Nickell, as the elite Repeat Offender Program (ROP) unit closes in on Monroe and his co-conspirators. The viewer sits in the detective's chair, listening to jail phone calls and suspect interviews, which are supported by courtroom testimony and new interviews with the people who worked on the case. All of which leads to a Murder for Hire plot where Monroe attempts to have Detective Nickell, the prosecutor, and the judge killed for revenge. Perhaps proving the line between a violent and non violent criminal is forever blurred.
The Basketball Family
Documentary by Lightning Digital Entertainment (Documentary and Sport) Producer, Director, Editor, Writer "The Basketball Family" is a new feature length documentary film chronicling retired NBA player and former Purdue University standout Doug Lee as he leads the Calvary Chapel Christian School Boys Varsity Basketball team through the 2015-2016 season in Las Vegas, Nevada. The inspirational story takes the viewer through Doug's college and pro basketball career, as well as an in depth look at his faith based approach to coaching and mentoring the Calvary players as they look to gain the attributes necessary to succeed in life while competing on the court. "The Basketball Family" is a production of Lightning Digital Entertainment and is directed, edited, written, and produced by Jason Harney.
Bronze Telly Award
Award of Merit / 2019 Impact Docs Awards
Award of Merit / 2019 Impact Docs Awards
Bronze Award / 2019 Spotlight Documentary Awards
Best Editing - Feature Film / Silver State Film Festival
Silver Screen Award / 2018 Nevada International Film Festival
Platinum Reel Award / 2016 Nevada International Film Festival