Jason Margolis is a director, writer, producer, story editor and media instructor.
He spent six seasons as supervising producer, writer and story editor on EP Daily – The Electric Playground, a television series broadcast daily on Citytv and G4 in Canada, on Hulu, YouToo, ABC and Fox affiliates in the United States, and on SF in Australia. He now works as a video producer at Simon Fraser University and heads up video production at Abundant City. His recent directing work includes the television series Tube Tales: TV’s Real Stories for Global, Tvtropolis and DejaView, and the documentary Ayaa: A Hero’s Journey for APTN.
He has directed music videos for recording artists such as Andrew W.K., The Evaporators, Great Lake Swimmers, Danielle Hebert, Wendy McNeill and Octoberman. He has also directed over forty short films, including the award-winning shorts Tierheim: The Animal Shelter and After Shock. His debut feature as director, Lucky Stars, premiered at the Calgary International Film Festival before screening at festivals across North America.
His screenwriting credits include the Global Television documentary Inside Boystown and the documentary series Truth Be Known, and he has been published in Vancouver Magazine, Vue Weekly, See Magazine, Hackwriters and indieWIRE. As a motion picture editor, he has cut feature films, dramatic television series, and documentaries for companies such as Jim Henson Productions, Omni Film Productions, Discovery Channel and E! Entertainment Television.
He is the recipient of the National Screen Institute’s Totally Television award for creating the comedy series Uncorked with filmmaker Robert Wenzek, the Directors Guild of Canada Kickstart award for his short film After Shock, and a fellowship from the Praxis Centre for Screenwriters for writing the feature comedy The Great One with best-selling novelist Todd Babiak. As an instructor, he has taught producing and screenwriting at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, screenwriting and directing at Vancouver Film School and documentary production at Ai – The Art Institute of Vancouver.