Directed by Jason Begue
Type of Project: Comedy
Producer: Joseph Longo
Editor: Jason Begue
Cinematographer: Jason Brownrigg
Sound Design: Arjun Sheth
Two high-school boys perform a real-life transcript between an unstable murder suspect and a foul-mouthed judge during a national speech and debate tournament to disturbing and shocking results.
Born in Los Angeles, CA to Colombian and Argentinian immigrants, Jason’s passion for filmmaking began at an early age when he won the 1999 CineVegas Youth in Film competition. In 2010, he graduated from The School of Visual Art's Directing Program in New York. His thesis, CONTRITION, won VisionFest's 2010 “Most Promising Filmmaker” Award.
In 2015, Jason co-wrote the screenplay TO DUST with NYU alum Shawn Snyder. The script went on to receive both the NYU and Tribeca Sloan Student Grand Jury Prizes and was selected as one of the participants of IFP’s 2015 Emerging Storytellers.
In 2018, the film, starring SON OF SAUL's Geza Rohrig and actor Matthew Broderick premiered at The Tribeca Film Festival where it received the Audience Award for Narrative Feature. TO DUST was nominated for Best Screenplay by the Film Independent Spirit Awards in 2019.