About

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Jason B. Kohl is a half Austrian but mostly American filmmaker from Michigan. 

His work has screened at major international film festivals (Berlin, SXSW, Locarno, BFI London) and been finalists for the Student Academy Awards. His first feature NEW MONEY, starring Louisa Krause (The Girlfriend Experience) and Emmy and Gotham Nominee Robin Weigert, premiered at the 2017 Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and was shortlisted for the 2017 edition of Venice Critics Week .

In 2012 he and Nora Mandray founded MAKO Films. Together they have created content for clients including SFMOMA, ARTE, The Atlantic, Field of Vision, MSNBC, Etsy and Vocativ. They're currently filming their first feature documentary in a prison outside of Detroit. 

In 2015 The Focal Press 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.

Contact him here: CONTACTJKOHL AT GMAIL DOT COM