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 has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.

  • 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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