Skip Navigation
 

Notices

Kansas Tourism, Visit Wichita Partnering to Host 2025 TBEX Summit Kansas Tourism and Visit Wichita are proud to announce Wichita as the host city for the Travel Blogger Exchange (TBEX) Summit on October 1-4, 2025. This esteemed event will bring together leading travel bloggers, influencers, journalists, content creators and tourism industry professionals from around the globe to explore and enjoy the heart of the country. Commerce Launches Statewide Exporters Roundtable Series he International Division of the Kansas Department of Commerce today announced it will begin a monthly Kansas Exporters Roundtable series in July. With three-quarters of potential customers located outside of the United States, Commerce will visit 12 cities across the state and offer assistance for small- to medium-sized Kansas companies. Kansas Launches National Campaign to Attract and Retain Talent Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland, alongside leaders from across the state, today unveiled Love, Kansas, a dynamic talent attraction campaign aimed at boosting Kansas’ population by inviting past residents to choose the Sunflower State as their future home. This national marketing initiative will highlight Kansas as an exceptional place to live, work and raise a family, with a special emphasis on “boomerangs” – individuals with previous ties to the state. KANSAS! Magazine Brings Home the Gold from International Awards KANSAS! Magazine brought home three Gold Awards at the 44th annual International Regional Media Association (IRMA) awards presentation. For the third consecutive year, KANSAS! was a finalist for the Magazine of the Year. Andrea Etzel, publisher of KANSAS! and publication manager for Kansas Tourism, accepted the awards on behalf of the magazine. View All

Menu

Business Regions Made in Kansas Our Department Publications Initiatives & Incentives Transparency Database About Us Notices Contact
Back
Back

Jason Turner

Media Arts
Phone:816-682-6213
Email:[email protected]
Website:www.darktrainfilms.com

About

Jason Turner, a Native American filmmaker and actor (Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation member) has been telling stories for over half of his life. As a filmmaker he has won awards from the LA Skins Fest and the Arts Council of Kansas City (ArtsKC). His films have screened at venues and festivals such as LA Skins Fest, Planet Comicon, Kansas City FilmFest International, NatiVisions, First City Film Festival, and Saint Louis Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Film Festival.

His Iron Detective stories have screened on SkinsPlex and Xfinity Streampix. Jason has served on panels at Planet Comicon. As an actor, Jason (stage name Jason Jessepe) has received awards from Virgin Spring Cinefest, Cinema World Fest Awards, and Actors Awards. Finished with a Bachelor of Science in Digital Cinematography from Full Sail University in February of 2024, Jason is experienced at directing, producing, screenwriting, editing, and production design.

Primary Program Description

Jason has video clips and films that are fully produced and ready to present in front of classes and venues that have reasonably well maintained display and sound, such as a projector or LED video monitor. He can also be hired as a cinematographer, director, producer, or actor.

Program Fee

Varies depending on specific needs of client and travel distance, activities, scope, materials, participant number, and if an overnight stay is reasonably required. Fee may include reasonable pay for assistant(s) or crew depending on needs. If rental vehicle is required to transport equipment, fee will be added. Screening/Exhibition: Depends on time usage, nonprofit or business, venue. Includes community components such as Q and A, panels, etc. $1500-$5000 For production of community-based or educational film/video projects: $1500 day rate.

This does not include crew, additional equipment rental, location rental, costumes, etc., which will require additional fees. Pre production and post production are not included and would be priced separately depending on the scope of the project. Special speaking programs/presentations requiring added research and/or preparation (ie. moderating panel discussions, or speaking/presenting on specialized topics), will be priced on an individual basis.

Educational Activity Information

Artist Talk Workshops:

  1. Introduction into Filmmaking (multi-day)
  2. In this beginner friendly activity. If you’ve never picked up a camera, that’s fine. This is something that can appeal to new filmmakers as well as people just curious about the process.
  3. Introduction to Cinematography

Depending on the time allowance, this can be a presentation on setting up shots and/or a workshop with small groups of students setting up shots. Extra equipment will be needed for workshops (for example, lights and backdrops/sets). Students can use their own phone or tablet cameras. 3. Screen Acting
In this course for actors, Jason will demonstrate his acting skills in two demonstration videos and discuss some of the techniques to getting actors camera ready and prepared. This can be primarily for beginners, but seasoned actors can also use this as a refresher and get an alternate perspective.

Additional Activity Fee

Any travel costs required (travel, accommodation, food, rental vehicle(s),etc.). Any additional materials.

School, Organization, etc. visits beforehand to help build audience Any travel costs required.

Community Activity Information

Question and Answer Sessions before/after screenings or events. Panel Discussions Workshops as described under the Educational Activities section.

Supporting Material
en_USEnglish