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Jason B. Kohl is an Austrian/American filmmaker. His films have screened at the Berlinale, SXSW, Locarno, BFI London and Tallinn Black Nights. His writing has been a finalist for the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, the Nicholls Fellowship, and the Nantucket Screenwriters Colony. Jason’s first feature NEW MONEY, starring Louisa Krause and Emmy and Gotham Nominee Robin Weigert, will be released this spring by Gravitas Ventures.

Jason is a partner in MAKO Films. Together with Nora Mandray he has created content for clients including SFMOMA, ARTE, The Atlantic, Field of Vision, Refinery29, Generali and the International Red Cross. Most recently they completed DANCING WITH LE PEN (EP’d by Oscar Winner Laura Poitras), which premiered at the 2018 Sheffield Doc/Fest.

They are currently in post on two documentary features. The first, A DOG IN MY CELL, follows three prisoners who form an unlikely friendship while raising a puppy. The film is EP’d by Sophie Robinson (Emmy nominee for Netflix’s MY BEAUTIFUL BROKEN BRAIN).

Their second documentary feature, MY RECOVERY, is Refinery29’s first feature documentary. The film follows an incest survivor and her remarkable recovery process. For MY RECOVERY they are working with Viridiana Lieberman, editor of THE SENTENCE (HBO Films), winner of the Audience Award at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

Jason is a former Fulbright and DAAD Artist Scholar with an MFA in Directing from UCLA Film School. He speaks English, German and French.