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SC Arts Commission 2018 Media Production Fellow

Jason Gourdine

Jonathan TabbertJason Gourdine is an entrepreneur/filmmaker and owner of Crown Vision Media. In 2014, Gourdine made his directorial debut with his feature film, Enter the Dominion. In 2015, Gourdine started Black Collective, a digital media platform, along with filmmaker Travis Pearson.

 

Gourdine was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, later moving to Moncks Corner, South Carolina. He is a 2001 graduate of Berkeley High School. Gourdine continued his education at Morris College, graduating cum laude with his bachelor’s degree in business administration. He received a master’s degree in business entertainment from Full Sail University.

 

Enter the Dominion was filmed in Charleston and made its U.S. premiere at the Charlotte Black Film Festival in February 2014, where it was awarded Best Feature Film and distributed globally through Maverick Entertainment. Gourdine’s latest project, Vesey’s Resistance, is a mini-series that chronicles the life of Denmark Vesey and his resistance army’s planned slave rebellion in Charleston. In 2013, Gourdine’s hometown of Moncks Corner proclaimed December 17th as Jason Gourdine Day for his achievements in filmmaking.

 

Since the inception of Black Collective, the platform has featured notable public figures such as Dr. Umar Johnson, Tariq Nasheed, David Banner, Charlamagne tha God & The Breakfast Club, Bernie Sanders, Erica Garner, Killa Mike and DeRay McKesson. Black Collective has broken stories featured on multiple national and international news outlets such as the BBC and The New York Post.

 

Gourdine and his wife and producing partner, Dontrell Gourdine, are the founders of the nonprofit Push 4 Change Project.