Jason B. Kohl is a half Austrian but mostly American filmmaker.
His shorts have played major international film festivals (SXSW, Locarno, BFI London) and been finalists for the Student Academy Awards. They've also been acquired for distribution by American Express, ARTE and the Atlantic. Jason recently finished shooting NEW MONEY, his first feature film. Starring Louisa Krause and Emmy™ and Gotham™ Nominee Robin Weigert, the film is currently in postproduction.
Jason does work for hire with his partner Nora Mandray. As MAKO, their clients include Etsy, MSNBC and Vocativ. As part of that work he's spent time with neo-nazis, convicted terrorists, and on top of a moving soviet tank. They're currently filming RAISERS, their first feature documentary, about a group of convicted felons who struggle to transform a pair of unruly puppies into highly-disciplined seeing eye dogs. The project has been selected for the San Francisco Film Society's development program and received funding from SCAM, the french author's guild..
The Focal Press recently published his first book, entitled Film School: A Practical Guide to an Impractical Decision.
In the fall of 2015 he taught at Michigan State University as their Artist in Residence. He's a former Fulbright and DAAD Artist Scholar with an MFA in Directing from UCLA Film School.