Jason Hutt is a Brooklyn-based documentary filmmaker. Much of his work examines unique and innovative contemporary Jewish subjects. ORTHODOX STANCE (2008) is a portrait of Dmitriy Salita, a Russian immigrant, professional boxer and religious Jew. The film received funding from NYSCA and the Foundation for Jewish Culture; was broadcast by BBC Storyville, YES in Israel and MSG Network in New York; was a Critic Pick of the New York Times and New York Magazine and won 2008 Best Documentary honors from the London Jewish Cultural Awards.
SUKKAH CITY (2013) chronicles the architecture competition that explored the creative potential of the sukkah and created a temporary exhibition of 12 radically designed sukkahs in the heart of New York City. The film received finishing funds from the Foundation for Jewish Culture, premiered at the 2013 Jerusalem International Film Festival, and is currently on the festival circuit.
Jason also produces fundraising films for nonprofits and recently worked as a producer on Michael Kantor’s PBS documentary BROADWAY MUSICALS: A JEWISH LEGACY. He grew up in Maryland and graduated from Harvard with honors.