Self taught filmmaker Jason Vandygriff grew up and currently lives in Texas. After spending several years filming live music and outdoor related YouTube content, he ventured into short film production. His debut horror short film The Doll (2019) is currently on the film festival circuit and has already racked up awards for Best Director and People's Choice along the way. His sophomore effort is the drama short film Her Look (2020) that will begin it's film festival run in Spring 2020.
Awards:
Winner/Best Director - "The Doll" - San Antonio Horrific Film Fest 2019
Winner/Best Writing - "A Serious Predicament" - Independent Horror Movie Awards 2020
Winner/Best Editing - "A Serious Predicament" - Independent Horror Movie Awards 2020
Winner/Gold Award Best Horror Film - "A Serious Predicament" - Hollywood Gold Awards 2020
Winner/Best Horror Film - "A Serious Predicament" - New York Movie Awards 2020
Reviews: “I’m happy to see Jason win BEST DIRECTOR at the San Antonio Horrific Film Festival because, with this simple idea, he’s on his way to bigger things.” - Jai Alexis at House of Tortured Souls
Official Selection
A Serious Predicament
Diabolical Horror Film Festival
2020
Nominee - Best Performance in a Short, Nominee - Best Horror Short Screenplay, Official Selection
A Serious Predicament
Binge Horror Online Film Awards
Los Angeles, CA
2020
WINNER - Best Actor, Official Selection
A Serious Predicament
6IX Scream International Horror Film Festival
Toronto, ON
2020
Finalist - Best Director, Official Selection
A Serious Predicament
Best Director Award
2020
Official Selection
A Serious Predicament
Montreal Requiem Fear Fest
Montreal, QB
2020
Official Selection
A Serious Predicament
Fright Night Film Fest
Shelbyville, KY
2020
WINNER Special Achievement Award - Special Makeup FX, Nominee - Best Crime Short, Nominee - Best Acting Duo, Official Selection
A Serious Predicament
Indie X Film Fest
Los Angeles, CA
2020
WINNER/Best Horror Film, Official Selection
A Serious Predicament
New York Movie Awards
New York City, NY
2020
Winner/Gold Award - Best Horror Film, Official Selection
A Serious Predicament
Hollywood Gold Awards
Hollywood, California
2020
WINNER/Best Writing, WINNER/Best Editing, Nominee/Best Short, Nominee/Best Director, Nominee/Best Cinematography, Nominee/Best Actor, Nominee/Best Gore, Nominee Best Music, Official Selection
A Serious Predicament
Independent Horror Movie Awards
Online Awards Festival
2020
Official Selection
The Doll
Wimberley Film Festival
Wimberley, Texas
2020
WINNER/HONORABLE MENTION Best Actor, FINALIST Best Director, Official Selection
Her Look
New York International Film Awards
Manhattan, New York City, New York
2020
Official Selection
The Doll
Austin Micro Short Film Festival
Austin, Texas
2020
Official Selection
The Doll
Shutter Speed Film Festival
Arlington, Texas
2020
Official Selection
The Doll
Oregon Scream Week Horror Film Festival Spring 2020
Portland, Oregon
2020
WINNER/BRONZE AWARD - Best Romantic Short, Official Selection
Her Look
Independent Shorts Awards
Los Angeles, California
2020
Official Selection
The Doll
Cairo Mobile Film Festival
Cairo, Egypt
2019
Official Selection
The Doll
The Magic of Horror Film Festival
Richmond, VA
2019
Official Selection
The Doll
Reels of the Dead 2019 Chicago
Chicago, IL
2019
Official Selection
The Doll
LiftOff First Time Filmmaker Sessions 2019
London
2019
WINNER People’s Choice Award, Official Selection
The Doll
Stephenville Fright Fest 2019
Stephenville, Texas
2019
WINNER Best Director, Official Selection
The Doll
San Antonio Horrific Film Fest 2019
San Antonio, Texas
2019
Nickname
Vandy
Current City
Texas
Hometown
Santo, Texas
Gender
Male