JASON OLDAK // DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Born on the California coastline and raised on the streets of NYC, Los Angeles based cinematographer, Jason Oldak, began his career as a fine artist in the New York Art World graduating from the prestigious COOPER UNION for the advancement of Science and Art holding a BFA. A continual fascination with the cinema and cinematography later earned him an MFA degree in Cinematography from the American Film Institute Conservatory. Jason is an award winning filmmaker whose work has been showcased in some of the finest film festivals throughout the world including The Cannes Film Festival and Camerimage Film Festival, Poland. He has collaborated and helped lens a plethora of projects including large and small scale feature films, numerous union commercials, television shows, and documentary films. His work has been featured on most major media outlets including HULU, REDBULLTV, COMEDY CENTRAL, PBS, NETFLIX, REFINERY29, DISNEY, NBC, FOX, E!, MTV, VH1, BIOGRAPHY, FUELTV, TRAVEL CHANNEL, and The CARTOON NETWORK.
Jason recently wrapped production on the fourth and final season of the Golden Globe nominated HULU and LIONSGATE show, CASUAL working alongside directors such as Jason Reitman, Lynn Shelton, Carrie Brownstein, Helen Estabrook, Zander Lehmann, Lake Bell, Michael Weaver, Gillian Robespierre and Hannah Fidell.
Post CASUAL‘s wrap, Jason set off to the state of Alabama to photograph Lynn Shelton’s latest feature film SWORD OF TRUST starring MARC MARON, MICHAELA WATKINS & JILLIAN BELL.
Throughout the last year or so, Jason also helped A camera operate and lens additional photography for the second season to the hit NETFLIX show, G.L.O.W. He had also traveled the globe documenting intimate and cultural stories about men’s fashion and their origins entitled SOCIAL FABRIC which can be found on NETFLIX.
Jason’s documentary work had been accepted into the SUNDANCE PRODUCING LAB, was a recipient of the ITVS Public Broadcasting Grant for his cinematography on the documentary BROKEN HEARTLAND, and was an AFI nominee for the ASC Jordan Cronenweth Student Heritage Cinematography Award.
The entire filmmaking process is collaborative, creative, and extremely fulfilling on so many levels. Jason enjoy’s more than anything, working alongside passionate artists to help visualize their script in a daring and impactful way. Always thinking out of the box and off the cuff.