Jason Pollock is a filmmaker, writer, and activist who lives in Los Angeles, CA.
He is the writer/producer/director of , "The Youngest Candidate".
‘The Youngest Candidate’ is the 1st feature documentary ever produced by David Letterman’s company, Worldwide Pants, in partnership with Oscar winner Lawrence Bender (producer of ‘Pulp Fiction’ and ‘An Inconvenient Truth’, etc..) and Balance Vector Productions. It follows the story of 4 teens that ran for public office in America.
‘The Youngest Candidate’ won ‘Best Non-Fiction Film by a New Filmmaker’ at the Traverse City Film Festival & it had its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival in June of 2009.
Pollock also toured the country with his film to get the youth vote out through Election Day 2008. Jason went to 21 cities in 10 battleground states with Zune and Declare Yourself to get the young people excited about voting.
Pollock has built an audience online of 79,000 Twitter followers and was recently listed as one of the top 140 most influential people on twitter in a report that was picked up by The New York Times, The BBC, Newsweek, & The Guardian.
In August of 2009, Pollock began with Ashton Kutcher's company Katalyst Films. Since then they have worked together on a number of digital campaigns including the United Nations “End Malaria” Campaign, The Entertainment Industry Foundation’s iParticipate, Mountain Dew’s ‘Democracy’ Campaign, & Season 2 of Katalyst HQ. Pollock also worked on the digital campaigns for Kutcher’s recent films & TV projects including ‘The Beautiful Life’, ‘Valentine’s Day’, & ‘Killers’.
Prior to making ‘The Youngest Candidate’, Pollock was Michael Moore's executive assistant for almost 3 years. He worked with him from 2003-2006 and during that time aided Moore all his work such as "Dude Where's My Country", "Fahrenheit 9/11", and "Slacker Uprising". Pollock went to 60 cities in 30 days with Moore on his ‘Slacker Uprising Tour’ in 2004 to get the vote.
Pollock is now writing and developing film & TV projects in Los Angeles, CA. He is also a digital producer & consultant for brands and organizations. http://JasonPollock.TV