Jason Begue

Filmmaker

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Jason Begue is a Latinx Filmmaker best known for the film TO DUST (2018), for which he received a 2020 Spirit Award nomination for Best Screenplay with his longtime collaborator, co-writer and director Shawn Snyder. While a student at NYC’s School of Visual Arts, Jason began working at the former Spanish-language public broadcasting network, V-Me TV, where he directed a documentary about the 2008 Presidential Election and would go on to produce EN PANTALLA, a weekly film and entertainment news show. In 2015, Jason co-wrote the screenplay, TO DUST, with director Shawn Snyder. The script went on to receive the NYU/Alfred P. Sloan $100K Feature Film Award and the Tribeca Sloan Student Grand Jury Prize (and was part of IFP’s 2015 Emerging Storytellers. Jason co-produced TO DUST along with Emily Mortimer, Alessandro Nivola, and Ron Perlman. In 2018, the film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival where it received the Audience Award for Narrative Feature. Jason and Shawn’s follow-up script, SANNYASA, was chosen for Sundance’s FilmTwo Initiative in 2019 and was a part of NY Stage and Film’s 2020 Filmmaker Workshop. Jason is currently completing his studies at NYU’s Graduate Film Program. His recent short film, KANGAROO COURT - about two minority students who aim to awe and/or troll their more privileged peers at a high school speech and debate tournament - premiered at the 2020 Palm Springs International ShortFest.