The Rock Shirt


Quick stats about the movie

A man who is about to become a father for the first time is forced to make the ultimate sacrifice: giving up a prized and completely useless possession.

Creative team

Writer/director: Jason James
Producer: Samantha Jo Simmonds

Director’s statement

Jason James says:

The Rock Shirt is a small personal film for me. I wrote it in a few hours and shot it in a day and a half with some friends.

I generally work on larger film projects and wanted to do something more immediate that spoke to some of the issues that I was facing in my everyday life: a little thing called growing up and becoming a father.”

About Jason James


Jason James is an award-winning producer/director.

Recent projects include the acclaimed feature films Repeaters (TIFF 2010), Cole (TIFF 2009), Fathers & Sons (VIFF 2010), Unnatural & Accidental (TIFF 2006) and the CBC comedy TV series This Space For Rent.

Short format projects include a commercial for the David Suzuki Foundation, music videos for rock bands The Smugglers and Mount Pleasant and the award-winning short films Light Rapid Transit (Clermont-Ferrand 2005) and Rugged Rich And The Ona Ona.

Jason has also produced on the acclaimed CBC TV series Da Vinci’s Inquest (seasons 4-7), CTV’s Robson Arms (season 3) as well as produced and directed a new media project for the History Television series Ice Pilots and the W Network documentary Making Waves.

Jason has previously been invited to attend the Film Independent Filmmaker Lab, Telefilm/CFC/Just For Laughs Comedy Features Lab, Toronto Film Festival Talent Lab, the Rotterdam Talent Lab, a CTV Fellowship at the Banff Television Festival and The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television’s National Director Apprenticeship program.

Jason is a grad of NSI Totally Television.

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