Jared Passante // Directing Reel // 2015
Pass Me By // Trailer
This Modern Love
A Matter of Time
As a child, Jared spent hours bringing his action figures to life on the pool table of his childhood home near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His bright young mind and fertile imagination didn't go unnoticed; his parents bought him a cheap camera. Jared had his first taste of filmmaking at a very young age; he was seven. He commissioned his childhood friends nearly every weekend of his youth to help fuel his newfound passion. Time flew by in school, as he was perpetually focused on his next production.
When he was ten years old, Jared's father unwittingly shaped his son's destiny by taking him to the movies. Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” was just the inspiration that he needed to decide that he would devote his life to directing films.
Around nine years later, Jared received scholarships for his talents and enrolled in the Cinema and Digital Arts program at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA. He's held an internship at News Corp. in New York City and has multiple awards for his work. His film “A Matter of Time” was accepted into the official selection of NFFTY 2013, the world’s largest film festival for young and talented directors. “This Modern Love”, Jared’s junior year film, was included in the Hoboken International Film Festival 2014 along with a number of other festivals. During NFFTY 2015, Jared’s senior thesis, “Pass Me By”, won the audience award in its category ‘A Guide To Growing Up’.
Jared has had the opportunity to work on several major motion pictures, including "I am Number Four," "Abduction," and "Super 8.”
He is currently based in Los Angeles, California and employed by Sony Pictures Entertainment.
PRESTIGIOUS FILM FESTIVAL FOR EMERGING FILMMAKERS ANNOUNCES 2015 AWARD WINNERS NFFTY.org
ALUMNI WINS BIG AT NFFTY 2015PointPark.edu
"Pass Me By" MENTIONED AND PRAISED AS A PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT IN NFFTY 2015 OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE NFFTY.org
NFFTY 2015 OFFICAL SELECTION PointPark.edu
NFFTY 2013 OFFICIAL SELECTION PointPark.edu