Jason Kanjiro Howard
Jason Kanjiro Howard is a Producer, Executive Producer, Director, Writer and Financial Advisor who is unique because he has paralleled film and finance for over 25 years. From 1995-2000 he co-founded Brainstorm Entertainment with Jon Phillips, a development and management company that specialized in working with up and coming film and TV writers. In 2002, he wrote, produced and directed the narrative film entitled “Chemical Bonds” reviewed by film threat magazine as “bold, innovative cinema” which won the Shannon’s choice award for Best Director for the Mini-DV film festival in 2003.
After a series of analyst roles at Bank of America, in 2005 he managed a portfolio of mixed assets for the Premier Banking division as a Client Manager. In 2006 as Chairman as the volunteer arm of the bank, Team Bank of America, he won a regional award for community excellence. In 2008 he was promoted to Vice President and ranked 135th in the nation of 3000 client mangers. By 2009, he had built the 170 million multi-asset Bank of America portfolio to over 240 million dollars.
From 2012 to 2019, he is a Vice President, broker and financial planner for Opes Financial Solutions helping investors, individuals, families and business owners with an overall financial plan. In July 2019, he moved as a Vice President broker to 300 Financial.
In 2014, he executive produced the film “I’ll See you in my Dreams” which debuted at 2015 Sundance film festival which stars Blythe Danner, Sam Elliot, Martin Starr, June Squibb, Mary Kay Place, Rhea Perlman, and Malin Akerman. San Francisco Chronicle film critic Mick LaSalle said of Blythe Danner in ‘I’ll See You in My Dreams,’ she is simply jaw-dropping, just wonderful. Her every moment is unforced and true, full of inspired touches that are as natural as breathing and yet full of the weight and experience of life.” The La Weekly on July 21st listed the film in their top ten films of the year http://www.laweekly.com/film/the-10-best-movies-of-2015-so-far-5827059. The film was named in Time Magazine’s top ten films of 2015 with Blythe Danner recognized as the Best Performance of the year.
In July 2015, he produced, directed and co-edited two music videos for the Band Nicky Davey called “Gonna Love Ya” and “Been Loving You.” The band Nicky Davey had recently toured and collaborate with the top ten charting R&B Band The Internet. In April 2015, he executive produced the horror film “The Rake” with Unified Pictures with director Tony Wash whose short film “The Muck” won an award at SXSW in 2014. In 2018, “The Rake” was released by Sony Pictures and represented by Paradigm Talent Agency.
In March 2019, he partnered with Jean- Francois Cavelier to form True Media company https://www.truemediaco.com/ A consulting company to help filmmakers prepare their projects with distribution in all stages of filmmaking from Development, Production, Post Production, Distribution and Exhibition.
Most currently he is promoting multiples projects he developed “Embassy Function”, A Cold War Spy Thriller Trilogy and “Born Elizabeth Jane,” a true story about the first female investigative reporter, and a film that he co-wrote and is producing a modern day Latin American Graffiti called “Hot Rod Nite”