Jason Knade | Film & Video Director | PROFILE
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Jason writes and directs narrative films, music videos, and commercial projects. His work has been called “poignant” and “intelligent” by The Huffington Post, “heartbreaking” and “raw” by The Los Angeles Times, and “sexy” and “risqué” by The Wall Street Journal. His films have played at over 50 festivals in 10 countries and won a dozen festival awards. His work has been featured across television, including Good Morning America, CNN, ABC and Fox News. His music videos have millions of online views, and his 2013 viral “All-American Boy” video for artist Steve Grand made Buzzfeed’s list of “The Most Brilliant Music Videos of the Year” and InStyle Magazine’s list of “The Pop Culture Moments That Defined 2013″. His videos for Steve Grand culminated in a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign, which was first donated to by Larry King live on his show. In 2011 and again in 2014, he was named the “Best Filmmaker” in Chicago by the Chicago Reader. He was the runner-up in 2012. He was also recently listed and called “soon-to-be-famous” in a WBEZ (NPR) article about top Chicago filmmakers. This month, he was profiled and featured in Michigan Avenue Magazine’s centerpiece story as a top Chicago filmmaker. Commercially, he’s helmed projects for dozens of companies including the Joffrey Ballet, Subway, Nutrition Direct, Three Sisters Publishing, Anglo American Optical, Jos-Cacciatore & Co, Interior Define, and Kramer, which have been broadcast on diverse channels including E!, CNN, Fox, Lifetime, ESPN, and OWN.

Jason also works as a cinematographer and camera operator. His cinematography work includes narrative films, commercial projects, music videos, and live-broadcast television. Cinematography projects have taken him to Rome, Jerusalem, and two dozen cities across the US.