(Director of Cinematography)
Jason Oldak holds a B.F.A. from the prestigious Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. A continual fascination with cinema and cinematography later led Jason to earn an M.F.A. degree in Cinematography from the American Film Institute Conservatory. Jason is an award-winning filmmaker, whose work has been showcased in some of the world’s finest film festivals, including the Cannes Film Festival and the Camerimage Film Festival in Poland. Jason has traversed the globe photographing innumerous narratives, documentaries, television shows, music videos, and commercial productions. His work has been featured on most major media outlets, including Comedy Central, PBS, Netflix, Refinery 29, Disney, NBC, FOX, E!, MTV, VH1, The Biography Channel, FUELTV, The Travel Channel,and The Cartoon Network.
Over the past several years, Jason has lensed two narrative feature films and three documentary feature films. Five Star Day, starring Cam Gigandet and Jena Malone, was the grand jury winner of The Stony Brook Film Festival, and the film opened the Newport Beach Film festival. Battle Scars, starring Zane Holtz and Fairuza Balk, will be released in the coming year. Additionally, Jason is a recipient of the ITVS Public Broadcasting Grant for Broken Heartland, a PBS documentary that is being showcased through the festival circuit. His upcoming documentary, Growing Up Coy (working title), was accepted into the Sundance Producing Lab. Jason has also finished lensing When War Comes Home, a documentary that explores PTSD and its effect on the caretakers of U.S. veterans. In addition, Jason was an AFI nominee for the ASC Jordan Cronenweth Student Heritage Cinematography Award.
When he is not working as a cinematographer on set, Jason spends his time engaged in his passion for camera operating and 2nd Unit work. He has collaborated and helped lens a plethora of projects, including large and small-scale feature films, numerous union commercials, television shows, and a handful of documentary films. In his free time, Jason retreats to his first love of painting and drawing, always staying creative!