Jason Foster was born in Kingston, Jamaica, but has lived the majority of his life in the American South. His nomadic lifestyle has contributed to his ability to tell stories and connect with people across all walks of life. Shortly after moving to New Orleans in 2010, Jason met David Bear and soon thereafter they started FosterBear Films in the fall of 2011. Since its inception, FosterBear has produced over twenty short documentaries, short narrative films, and music videos. Their work has been featured in the New York Times, Shadow and Act, Indiewire, TruthOut, and Okayplayer. Jason is a 2015 New Orleans Film Society Emerging Voices Fellow and has received numerous New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation Community Partnership grants for his work documenting Louisiana artists. He has taught filmmaking classes in conjunction with the New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC), served as Program Director for the New Orleans Afrikan Film Fest which specialized in screening films from the African Diaspora, and is currently a part of the Patois Human Rights Film Festival Collective. During the summer of 2020, Jason was a fellow in the UnionDocs Research and Development Summer Lab (2020) for his personal documentary feature, In Search Of….