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Jason Rosette: Founder of Cambodia’s First International Film Festival, CAMBOFEST (est. 2007/2550)

8 Mar

When I founded #Cambodia‘s first international #film festival, CamboFest ( back in 2007/2550 while studying for my MA in Development Studies at Royal University of Phnom Penh, I had no idea we would be paving the way for so many new younger brother and sister fests in the region which would come along after us: the Luang Phrabang Film Festival, the Cambodia International Film Festival, the Chaktumak Short Film Festival, the Phnom Penh International film Festival, and several others. Thanks to all Cambodian colleagues who helped develop the cinema sector in Cambodia and the region – the King Father thanks you from high above!

Jason Rosette is the founder and co-organizer of Cambodia's first international film festival, CAMBOFEST

Now on STEAM – 360 immersive VR documentary ‘BrickWorks’ by Jason Rosette

3 Oct

Now on the Steam platform: new 360 immersive VR documentary, ‘BrickWorks’ by producer-filmmaker Jason Rosette

'BrickWorks' is a 360 VR immersive movie by filmmaker-educator Jason RosetteBrickWorks is a hypnotic and immersive 360 VR documentary video portrait of an ‘Old Skool’ brick factory in Cambodia, Southeast Asia. Directed by award winning filmmaker and 360 journalist Jason Rosette of Camerado Media, this is part one in an anticipated 4 part series of factories and brickworks in developing areas of the Asia-Pacific and ASEAN region of Asia.

Rent or Buy BrickWorks on Steam at:


New #marketing and #branding #video by #digital producer-editor Jason Rosette: trailer for First Person Shooter VR Game

5 Jan

Post production and editing of new #marketing and #branding #video by #digital producer-editor Jason Rosette: trailer for NEW First Person Shooter VR Game, title release on Steam 1/5/17.

Jason Rosette is a digital and video producer with #instructional and #educator skills, producing marketing and web videos, instructional media, documentaries, and more :: SEE clips, reels and more at or


Jason Rosette directs Microsoft Philanthropy video in APAC-ASEAN region

29 Oct

Filmmaker and Writer-Director Jason Rosette has just wrapped a multi-day video shoot for Microsoft Philanthropy in the ASEAN-APAC region of Asiafeaturing and promoting their software infrastructure support of the Child Protection Unit in Cambodia.

Microsoft Philanthropy in ASEAN-APAC and elsewhere around the globe







The shoot, which covered locations in Phnom Penh and rural Kampong Cham, covered more than 8 interviews and associated B-Roll in 2 days, yielding robust and compelling content in service of Microsoft’s philanthropic mission.

Contact Jason RosetteJason Rosette - director of one of a series of Microsoft Philanthropy video projects in the ASEAN-APAC region for ASEAN-APAC and USA based directing projects.

Jason Rosette’s first feature movie now distributed by the Museum of Modern Art, New York City

23 Apr

Writer-Director, filmmaker and educator Jason Rosette’s first feature movie, the New York film ‘BookWars‘, is now being distributed by the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.



As the movie continues to circulate after more than 15 years, occupying additional platforms including iTunes and Amazon Video, the edgy street-side #documentary portraying the lives of New York sidewalk booksellers in 1990’s New York is now considered an important indie New York classic.

Read the illuminating story behind the making of ‘BookWars’ and other #films by Jason ‘Camerado’ Rosette in the filmmaking #ebook, ‘10,000 Miles to Go: An American Filmmaking Odyssey’ , on Amazon Kindle at

Great Reviews for Jason Rosette’s filmmaking eBook, ‘10,000 Miles to Go’

17 Apr

Solid reviews continue to stack up for US-Asia based filmmaker & producer Jason Rosette’s movie and filmmaking eBook, ‘10,000 Miles to Go: An American Filmmaking Odyssey‘ – now released in a sparkling new ‘Indigo Blue Edition!’:

Filmmaking eBook '10,000 MIles to Go' by writer-director Jason 'Camerado' Rosette

on March 26, 2016
“Any fan of the great documentary “Book Wars” by Jason Rosette or loves documentary film should read 10,000 miles to go. The author gives an insider view of independent film making in the days before Camera Phones and Laptop Editing. Jason explains the dedication and pitfalls of trying to produce a film on no budget as well as explaining some of the intricacies of sidewalk book selling in New York City and the challenges of filming that world. The author also bravely talks about “mobbing” in the entertainment industry and attempts to sabotage the filming of “Book Wars” and the stark realities of being an independent film makers. A must for anyone thinking about producing their own micro budget film. I look forward to reading more about Jason’s journeys making “Lost in New Mexico” and “Freedom Deal”, which are two more films by this one man dynamo of micro budget film making that I would recommend.”
on March 10, 2016
I first heard of Jason after seeing his quirky sci-fi movie Lost In New Mexico and followed his exploits since. He reminds me a lot of Rex Pickett author of Sideways in many ways.
10,000 Miles To Go puts it right there warts and all. No warm fuzzies about a filmmaker’s journey, no red carpet glamor, just the hard cold facts. It’s a struggle and the survival of the fittest even for those well connected so those of a shoestring pay attention.
Whether you are an aspiring filmmaker or want to be the next lunch truck star a quick read may put you in the right pass of turning your vision into a reality because a dose of this book is going to go a long way into helping you get there.”
on March 4, 2016
I read this book in one sitting intrigued by the story of Jason Rosette and his mission to bring his documentary film “Bookwars” to completion despite formidable obstacles. I recommend it to all those embarking on an artistic or entrepreneurial career. Mr. Rosette will quickly dispel any illusions that it will be smooth sailing for any but those well-connected. I recommend it also to those who have already been through the mill, for they will see their own struggles reflected in Rosette’s “bootstrapping” (as he calls it). You will see that you are not the only one who has felt like Sisyphus simply trying to bring a stone to the hilltop then having Someone or Something toss it back down to the bottom. If you are like Mr. Rosette during the course of his stone-rolling, you will simply take up your burden again. The outstanding thing is that, looking back on the experience, Rosette though embattled is never embittered. “10,000 miles to Go” can be most fully enjoyed having first viewed “Bookwars,” a gritty, tell-it-like-it-is portrayal of the life of sidewalk booksellers on the streets of New York.

on April 15, 2016

Writer, actor, narrator, filmmaker, Jason Rosette is a man of many talents, but, moreover, total dedication and extreme hard work. Within seconds of watching the opening sequence in Bookwars I knew it was a documentary I would love. It revealed to us the hitherto unknown story of a fascinating New York street subculture, the second-hand book sellers, and the lengths they will go to in all weathers to earn – quite often a descent – buck. Watching the gritty, beat-esque, mostly hand-cammed production, complemented by Jason’s suitably laconic voiceover, it never occurred to me just how much went into crafting the final movie product. I assumed it was filmed ad hoc and never gave a thought to how it was edited. Of course, these were the days before smartphones with high-definition video, state-of-the-art PC’s and sophisticated editing software. So it was a much bigger task to get the final takes edited on borrowed equipment across the vast divide of the USA than it was to complete the filming itself. This book summed up this supreme effort up for the reader in a logical and enjoyable sequence, giving insight into the film world and Jason’s motivation and character. A must read for anyone who is serious about the arts.”

Chris Thrall is the bestselling author of ‘Eating Smoke: One Man’s Descent into Drug Psychosis in Hong Kong’s Triad Heartland’

See All Reviews of the filmmaking eBook by award winning writer-director, media producer & educat9or, Jason Rosette on Amazon @

Asian historical dramatic movie by J Rosette now on Amazon Instant Video

6 Mar

Watch on Amazon Instant Video Instantly: Cambodian supernatural drama, FREEDOM DEAL: The Story of Lucky
(or visit direct link HERE -> )

SYNOPSIS: May 4, 1970 – Cambodia. During the 1970 US-Vietnam conflict, a combined US & Army of South Vietnam military operation enters Cambodia to locate and destroy North Vietnamese and Viet Cong sanctuaries. A Cambodian youth named Samnang (‘Lucky’) and an ornery but likable wedding musician make their way through the conflict – encountering landmines,  surreal Cambodian ghosts known as ‘Arbs’, and marauding helicopters as they go.

Protagonists from the Cambodia movie, FREEDOM DEAL: The Story of Lucky - a Southeast Asian film set during the Vietnam War
Supernatural Cambodian being known as an 'Arb', appearing in the Southeast Asian movie, FREEDOM DEAL: The Story of Lucky - watch now on Amazon Instant Video!


FREEDOM DEAL: Story of Lucky in New York City Nov 13, 2013

1 Nov

Jason Rosette’s supernatural historical drama, ‘FREEDOM DEAL, the Story of Lucky’ – produced and shot in Cambodia and set in 1970 during the US-Vietnam conflict – screens in New York City at the Anthology Film Archives November 13, 2013 – hosted by New Filmmakers, NYC

Anthology Film Archives is at 2nd street & 2nd avenue, see map below; program starts at 6:30 PM, FREEDOM DEAL screens around 7:30PM – $6 for all movies

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Get more info about FREEDOM DEAL @ The FREEDOM DEAL Website

Jason Rosette (aka Jack RO) new SE Asian drama FREEDOM DEAL heads to fests

23 Nov

Jason Rosette (aka Jack RO) completes ‘FREEDOM DEAL: The Story of Lucky’ (RT 27:00), based an a section of the completed feature FREEDOM DEAL screenplay in development; the short drama is now pending at its first festivals (first fests TBA hopefully mid January)

Download the press kit for ‘Freedom Deal: The Story of Lucky’ (direct link here

J Rosette’s new short Cambodia docu, ‘Crab Ladies’ is accepted at its first int’l film fest

27 May

J Rosette’s new short Cambodia docu, ‘Crab Ladies’ is accepted at its first int’l film fest; contact with inquiries:

‘CRAB LADIES’ (2012) Directed by Jack RO; Cinematography and Editing by Jason Rosette. Evocative, impressionistic documentary about the crab selling women of coastal Cambodia. As of 5/25/12 – NEW Official Selection, Chagrin Documentary Film Festival (USA) – See Trailer on Youtube