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One Show 2023 Branded Entertainment Jury

Jason Zada


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Los Angeles, New York

Jason Zada is a storyteller and director whose work stretches across every medium, from his feature film debut, The Forest (2016) - which made $40 million globally, to his groundbreaking interactive video experience, Take This Lollipop (2011) - which won him an Emmy. Jason’s greatest hits include the viral phenomenon Elf Yourself, Remote Control Tourist, Post Malone x Pokemon, and Twenty One Pilots’ epic Livestream. Jason’s 14+ year directorial career has given him the opportunity to win every industry award available, from dozens of Cannes Lions, Clios, and Webby Awards to Best in Show at SXSW and ACIP Next Awards. Previously, Jason was the founder of the agency, EVB (evolution bureau), which became a world-renowned digital agency - selling to the holding company Omnicom in 2008. From an early age, Jason was addicted to creating interactive experiences in the early days of the internet, CD-ROMs, and video games. In addition to all of his award-winning immersive work, Jason has three films that he has written in various stages of development.




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