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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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.

  • 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”?


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