A shout-out to my friend Jason Bortz

Jason Bortz is a good friend, a driven and ambitious actor of stage and film, and a man with an enormous heart that would encompass Africa and its sufferings if it could.

Bortz is in the news today … in the Auburn Journal.

But what you really need to know about Jason, whose film company Aestus Films, has produced some flashy, philosophical short films, is that he’s involved in THIS: Scratching the Surface, the short documentary he made about the work that people do there is a deeply affecting glimpse of present-day heroes … little Davids taking on the Goliath of AIDs in Africa.

I wish Jason the best in all of his endeavors, in all of his acting ambitions, and especially in his aims to use his talents to change the world.

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  • Jeffrey Overstreet

    I’ve repaired it to what I MEANT to say. Always go by what I MEAN to say, not by what I actually SAY. :)

  • Peter T Chattaway

    : But what you really need to know
    : about Jason . . . is that he’s
    : involved in THIS.

    Hey Jeff, just wondering, was there supposed to be a link on the word “THIS”?