Jason Allen is a writer and filmmaker from Nashville, TN. He is also a wilderness guide, nature photographer and award-winning journalist.
His first feature film, Lucky Fritz, premiered at Cannes in 2009. He's won Best Screenplay honors at the Nashville Film Festival, San Diego Film Awards, Mountain of Laughs Comedy Fest, TSA Screenwriting Awards and Artlightenment Film Festival among others, and is a seven-time finalist of the Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition. His scripts have also been finalists in the prestigious ScreenCraft and ScriptVamp competitions.
His writing credits include the award-winning short films American Sock, That Smell and The Man from Everywhere. Most recently, three short films written by Allen - Beyond the Grid, American Sock & Autumn Lovers - garnered eight nominations and won three awards at the 2017 Mountain of Laughs Comedy Fest. Also in 2017, his films won Best in Show at the Push Film Festival, Best Screenplay at Video Hackers-Italy, Audience Choice Award at the Flagler Film Festival, and Best International Short at the Mestre Film Fest in Venice.
In addition to having had many of his screenplays produced, Allen has worked on several assignments, including writing an untitled animated feature for Singapore's Egg Story Creative Productions.
As a journalist, he has won three Associated Press Managing Editors Awards for feature writing. His writing and photography have appeared in numerous books, magazines and newspapers.