ABOUT Jason "jab" BLEVINS
Born in Mississippi, USA, to an Air Force Colonel and travel industry professional, Jason has lived in various cities around the globe throughout his life.
His appreciation of cinema grew almost by accident. Despite his family having no artistic background, his father regularly took him to the cinema and his mother rented DVDs with him weekly. After realizing all his career aspirations stemmed from favorite movies (astronaut, volcanologist, psychologist, etc.), he began pursuing a career in the film industry. After completing a summer program at the New York Film Academy (NYFA) in Los Angeles, Jason's interest in visual art led him to become an alumni of New York University (NYU) '09 for Film/TV Production, with a minor in Sociology, where he was also a recipient of the Entertainment Partners scholarship.
Along this path, Jason obsessed over the works of Charlie Kaufman, Terrence Malick, Andrei Tarkovsky and Krzysztof Kieslowski, as well as novelists like William Faulkner. He appreciated their use of the craft to explore lofty questions and controversial subjects in psychology, culture, politics and spirituality.
This career choice has led Jason to many great opportunities as a director, cameraman and editor. His work has taken him to Cannes and Toronto Film Festivals to interview prominent filmmakers and actors for BBC World; documenting the 2014 Ukrainian Revolution; covering technology events for Vox Media; capturing the March For Our Lives rally for Joss Whedon (writer/director of The Avengers and Buffy the Vampire Slayer); and traveling the U.S. to capture Marcel Duchamp's remaining artworks. He has shot and edited interviews with numerous U.S. Senators, U.S. presidential candidates, and even some rather notorious historical figures.
Jason is currently based out of Washington, D.C., New York, N.Y., and Kyiv, Ukraine.