Bio [Revised 2017]

Jason Verney is an independent filmmaker, videographer and journalist, whose websites (and company/ies) include Native Nomad Pictures Limited and Mini Mini Movie & is also proud co-founder of the London Asian Film Society.

Having studied at Uplands Community College, he followed this with several years in both retail and finance industries, making his mark as a manager, mentor and trainer, to name but a few.

During all this time, he was putting to use his creative skills by writing the odd screenplay or two, attending courses and masterclasses – such as at the Met Film School, in Ealing, Raindance and one run by the much revered filmmaker & photographer, Mike Figgis.

With his passion for cinematography, directing and acting as cameraman securely behind him, as well as a constant stream of ideas, he soon began work on many projects, often – but not always – involving Korea, travelling to South Korea, collaborating there and in the UK, studying the Korean language in 2013 and building artistic relationships.

Highlights or high points include being commissioned to film at the Korean Ambassador’s residence in London, securing a Korean musician a venue in London for their UK debut, approached to film events at the prestigious Korean Cultural Centre, UK as well as for the Korean Artists Association (UK) and recording a music video for esteemed musician, Damon Albarn (Blur; Gorillaz; The Good The Bad & The Queen).

Further to this, his video artwork took residence in Kingston Museum for three months in 2017 as part of a Korean/UK related art exhibition.  In 2017, the invitation arose to film in South Korea as well as a request to have some of his footage featured in an art exhibition in France.

Throughout his research and links with Korea he has given talks and speeches relating to South Korea, the island of Jeju and various political subjects.  Being commissioned to film and document a week’s worth of Finland-Korea cultural events on Jeju island, South Korea in 2017 was also connected to the latter.

Works available upon request.