Jason Hanasik is a filmmaker, artist, playwright, and journalist. His work has appeared in The Guardian, at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, in The Los Angeles Times, in the academic journal Critical Military Studies, at various international film festivals, on stage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Ace Theater in LA, and in solo and group visual art exhibitions worldwide. His monograph, “I slowly watched him disappear” is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA NYC, Stanford University and the Rhode Island School of Design. 

Hanasik originated the position of Storyteller in Gap’s Global Marketing Department. During his tenure he made videos for Gap and Gap Inc, built sustainable platforms to deliver rich media experiences to the North American fleet of stores, and imagined new ways Gap could integrate their seasonal messaging and technology into the store experience. Since leaving Gap, Hanasik has created videos and still image assets for small and large brands and served as a storytelling/marketing consultant.

As a lecturer and professor, Hanasik has taught students at California College of the Arts and UC Berkeley. He has delivered lectures at Creative Mornings-San Francisco and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among other institutions.

In 2018, Hanasik represented the United States at the first Global Short Doc Forum in London, England and was awarded an Individual Artist Commission from the San Francisco Arts Commission to adapt his film “How to Make a Pearl” for the stage.

Hanasik has a Master of Journalism from UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, a Master of Fine Arts from California College of the Arts and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Summa Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Purchase. He is currently a resident at SFFILM’s FilmHouse where he is developing a stage play and editing new films for The Guardian’s Documentaries Division and the BBC.


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