About

I'm just a boy, standing in front of a client, asking them to love me. 

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Awards:
 
Working Not Working: Profile of the Week - December 2016
Shorty Awards 2016: Finalist in Animated GIFS - That New Phone Feeling
Shorty Awards 2015: Best in Consumer Electronics - It Doesn't Take a Genius
Shorty Awards 2015: Real-time Response Gold - It Doesn't Take a Genius
Addy Awards NYC 2015: Digital Advertising Silver - It Doesn't Take a Genius
IAB MIXX Awards 2015: Shortlist - It Doesn't Take a Genius
Glimmer Train: 2014 Very Short Fiction Award Finalist - Snow Day
Glimmer Train: 2012 Short Story Award Finalist - Snow Day
Offie Awards 2012: Best Musical Production Nominee - Ragtime
Offie Awards 2012: Best Director Nominee - Ragtime
Offie Awards 2012: Best Ensemble Winner - Ragtime
Offie Awards 2012: Best Lighting Design Winner - Ragtime
Offie Awards 2012: Best Costume Design Winner - Ragtime
Time Out London: Best of 2011 - Ragtime
WhatsOnStage Awards 2011: Best Musical Revival Nominee - Ragtime
BroadwayWorld UK Awards 2011: Nominee - Ragtime
Dingle Film Festival: Official Selection - Silent But Violent

Jason Ferguson began his career creating theatre before expanding into other forms of storytelling that blur the lines between classical and innovative: theatre in underground tunnels, commercials filmed in real-time, products launched with a video game, narrative films shot in 360, or music videos made only of GIFs. But even while challenging boundaries, he always respects the narrative structure that has shaped emotional stories for centuries. The Verge called his work "subtle, enigmatic, and really tasteful".

As an award-winning copywriter and creative director, Ferguson has worked with many brands including Google, Samsung, Verizon, Oscar, and Squarespace. In 2017, he was embedded for four months in the Facebook Creative Shop, helping brands to refine and innovate their creative work on Facebook and Instagram.

Ferguson first gained recognition in theatre with his critically acclaimed 2011 production of Ragtime that took the largest Broadway musical in history and brought it into a London pub. It received five Offie Award nominations (winning Best Ensemble), a Whatsonstage Award nomination for Best Musical Revival, a BroadwayWorld nomination, and was a Time Out Best of 2011.

He worked on Broadway in the office of famed producer Manny Azenberg, on Billy Joel and Twyla Tharp's Movin' Out, Hal Holbrook's Mark Twain Tonight, and The Odd Couple with Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick. While living in London for seven years, Ferguson worked with Arden Entertainment on a slate of West End shows alongside more experimental work like Tunnel 228, an immersive production created by Punchdrunk and Old Vic artistic director Kevin Spacey, set in the abandoned tunnels beneath Waterloo Station.

His recent article 'Virtual Reality Has a Storytelling Problem and Theater Will Save It' received half a million views and was endorsed by tech evangelist Robert Scoble. His short stories have been recognized by Glimmer Train (two-time finalist) and Newtown Literary (reading).

Upcoming work includes a concert staging of the World War II propaganda musical This is the Army in the basement of Studio 54, and a 360 narrative short film called The Crew about cruise ship workers.

Ferguson is a board member for off-Broadway theatre company Clubbed Thumb, and is a member of the Dramatists Guild. He attended New York University. He was born in Tampa and lives in New York City.