Inspired Minds

Jason Perlman

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23 years ago in 2000, Jason Eric Perlman packed up a U-Haul trailer, hitched it to his Jeep and drove across the country to begin his new life in Los Angeles. Three years after that move, his same Jeep was crushed by a 2000-year-old Sequoia Redwood tree while shooting his USC Master Thesis Film. So— in many ways, his dream came true… 

Since his days in a fine art high school outside of Philadelphia, Jason had been fascinated by film. It amalgamated his creative interests, being a lifelong musician, photographer, and creative writer. 

After sidelining creative pursuits in college, where he studied Environmental Science, Jason returned to his magnetic north of creativity. He decided to pursue a Master’s Degree in filmmaking at USC.

Now , Jason is a WGA screenwriter and two-time feature film director. His first independent feature was Threshold, which was distributed by Archstone Pictures in conjunction with Sony in 2019. Jason directed the feature sci-fi thriller, Site in 2022 from his award-winning screenplay. The film is currently in post-production and attracted an impressive cast; Theo Rossi (Emily the Criminal, Sons of Anarchy), Jake McLaughlin (Will Trent, Quantico), Yoson An (Plane, Mulan), Miki Ishikawa (The Terror, The Falcon, and Winter Soldier), and Arielle Kebbel (The Grudge, The Uninvited.) This mind-bending thriller was filmed in North Carolina under the banner of Jason’s film production corporation, Entelekey Media.

Entelekey is moving forward with its next feature film as a partnered production company with a $50 million budget. Based on the true story of a family that spent 16 years trying to find the world’s most valuable sunken treasure, the screenplay was written by Jason and is being shepherded by an Oscar-Nominated producer.

Adapting an award-winning non-fiction book into a series, Jason inked a deal with a major production company to shepherd the show. It draws from Jason’s unique environmental studies background, detailing the grassroots efforts in Los Angeles to combat car pollution that ultimately escalated into the passage of the Clean Air Act in 1970. Legendary agent and former Chairman and CEO of ICM Agency, Jeff Berg, has represented both Jason and the property.

Jason has also sold scripted television material in the past, most notably with Oscar-nominated producer Alexandra Milchan (Tár, The Wolf of Wall Street) and Josh Weinstock (HBO’s Nightingale). In the past, Jason’s also developed television material with Warner Bros, Cloud Nine at CBS, The Tannenbaum Company, SquareOne Entertainment, Bold Films, and Annapurna Pictures.

His film editing work on the 2019 feature documentary, Hate Among Us earned the film an Emmy Win as it detailed the troubling rise in global anti-semitism. In 2016, Jason edited Sean Brosnan’s (son of Pierce) feature debut, My Father Die, which opened theatrically in January 2017. This film was also honored with its premiere at SXSW 2016 and won Jason a “Best Editing” award at Screamfest LA. He recently cut Daniel Myrick’s (The Blair Witch Project) horror anthology, Black Veil. Jason has cut over a dozen feature films and edited for significant companies like Lionsgate, Comedy Channel, Rockstar Games, Verizon, and Cinedigm. His feature work has contributed to great festival successes like Oscar-nominated director Paola DiFlorio’s Home of the Brave, which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. 

In 2018, Jason taught a Film lecture section at UCLA Extension. He’s also been a guest lecturer at the LA Film School, where he taught documentary editing, and a Guest Director at the Ringling College of Art and Design.

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