Jason Apuzzo

Liberty Film Festival

Biography

Writer/Director Jason Apuzzo is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Liberty Film Festival, Hollywood's first conservative film festival. Jason is currently developing (with a group of investors, executives, filmmakers & distributors) what will be Hollywood's first openly conservative production house. This company will create 527 commercials, PSAs, reality programming, all the way up to low-budget features. Jason will also be co-writing and editing LIBERTAS, a weblog for conservative thought on film.

Jason recently finished his debut feature, the film noir thriller Terminal Island. He was mentored in this project by Irvin Kershner (dir., Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back ). Jason graduated from the USC School of Cinema-TV in 2001 with an MFA in Production. His USC thesis short, "San Pedro," is the most watched student short on the internet over the last three years. Jason's mentor at USC was ©Academy Award winning sound engineer Tom Holman, inventor of the THX sound system. Prior to USC, Jason received his Ph.D. in Germanic Literature from Stanford University, and a BA in Philosophy from Yale University. While at Yale, Jason founded The Yale Free Press , one of the nation's first conservative college newspapers, and was elected Speaker of the Yale Political Union.