Jason Penarelli

Producer/Director/Cinematographer


Jason Penarelli graduated from UCSB film studies in 2002. His short film, NOHASFRONTWO, was well received at a number of film festivals around the country, including the Los Angeles International Science-Fiction and Horror Film Festival. Currently, he is producing a feature length documentary about international volunteers and the psychology behind volunteerism. Jason worked in Hollywood mainly as a Cinematographer, but also as a Director and as a Gaffer. In 2006, he became US Peace Corps volunteer. He lived and worked in an orphanage in a small village in Bulgaria from 2006 to 2008. There he taught the children English, guitar, drums, football, and computer skills. Along with his duties in the orphanage, he produced a DVD series for teaching English to children and helped facilitate a traveling film festival to raise awareness for Trafficking in Persons.

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