Jason Filiatrault

Jason Filiatrault

Program Completed at the CFC

Telefilm Canada Features Comedy Lab

Completion Year

2010

Current Information

Current Company

Independant

Current Title

Filmmaker

Biography

An award-winning writer and social-media hack, Jason Filiatrault has worked for television comedy, feature films, movies of the week, sketches, short films, and web series… he basically just writes things and then, very rarely, someone films them.

Jason’s first feature comedy, Nearly Wed, was chosen for the prestigious CFC/Telefilm Features Comedy Exchange, and is set to film with Tyler Labine (Tucker & Dale vs. Evil) and Judy Greer (Adaptation, 13 Going On 30) attached to star.

Entanglement, Jason’s most recent screenplay, was one of 5 projects selected from 250 applicants for the National Screen Institute’s ‘Script-To-Screen Program’ and was also chosen for support by the prestigious Harold Greenberg Fund. Entanglement is currently in development with Movie Central, Resonance Films, and director Jason James (That Burning Feeling).

Jason's first film as a director, an absurd short comedy called Three In A Bed, screened as an official entry to the Calgary Underground Film Festival in April, 2014.

On the small screen Jason has developed sitcoms with CBC Television, Seven-24 Films (Heartland), served as a story-editor for the new CTV sitcom Spun Out starring Dave Foley (Kids in the Hall), and his newest project - Birds and Bees - is currently in development with E-One Entertainment.

Recent awards include a 2013 ‘Shorty Award’ for Jason’s Twitter account @SarcasticRover(which has over 120,000 followers), a 2010 AMPIA Award for writing the web-series Bunny Hug, and consecutive second and first place awards in the 2013 and 2014 Alberta Screenwriter’s Initiative.