Jason Wishnow

Jason Wishnow is the filmmaker behind TED Talks, the Peabody Award winning video series watched over one billion times (even in outer space). Wishnow works at the intersection of film and emerging technologies and has been called “no stranger to difficult shoots” (Wired UK, 2014), an “online-video virtuoso” (New York Times, 2009), the “enfant terrible of digital film” (The Guardian, 2000), and one of the ten most influential digital filmmakers of 1999 (RES Magazine). Prior to joining TED, Wishnow founded one of the first film websites, The New Venue, in the mid-’90s, an entire decade before YouTube. In 2000, Wishnow organized the first handheld/mobile film festival, The Aggressively Boring Film Festival, named after the technical limitations of its time. As a director, Wishnow’s short films and videos have played on television, in museums, and at over 100 film festivals worldwide including Sundance, Seattle, São Paulo, and Hong Kong. Wishnow’s most recent project is a secret sci-fi film made in China: The Sand Storm (沙尘暴) world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival, 2014.

Filmography

Recent Reviews

The Sand Storm

Very interesting take on dystopia in China. Sated my appetite for cyberpunk. Hope they turn this into a feature length.


Oedipus

The concept does not improve on the story


The Sand Storm

A bit of a nod to Ai Weiwei's role as a provocateur via social media documentation, it was also fun that he served as the vehicle of relief to a...


Oedipus

This short film does something really special. It takes its cues from the wrought emotions of Greek drama, and the action and dialogue of Sandal and Sword epics in classic...


The Sand Storm

Well crafted.