"Do everything from the Heart and do it GOOD" - Nina Simone
Company
Exhibit Treal Studios
    Jason "JaFLEU" Fleurant is an Haitian American self-taught cartoonist. Raised in West Palm Beach, Fl he discovered his creative voice as a response to the earthquakes in Haiti in 2010 and since has gone on to create with a mission.
    He founded “Exhibit Treal” in his apartment in 2014 as an outlet for exhibiting his and fellow creatives of color artwork. Through it he would go on to curate exhibits in galleries such as all three floors of the 1310 Gallery in Ft Lauderdale, several Art Basel Exhibits and more.
    As a visual artist, JaFLEU would see success in having his works exhibited internationally and in the homes of the likes of Scholar Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Senator Cory Booker, Recorded Artist Jill Scott, the late XXXtentacion, Spelling Bee Champion, Zaila Avant-Garde and more. In 2016, JaFLEU found his next step. He began studying cartooning and animation heavily. Leading to the rebranding of Exhibit Treal to "Fleurant's Studios" in 2021, and the birth of his brand of animations called "TREAL TOONZ" (created in 2017).
    Since then, through animated short films and Web-series like the multiple awards-winning "Reppin' Matterz" & “Peanut Headz: Black History Toonz). Both of which were screened on South Florida PBS as an Official Selection for Film-maker Project. They would also go one two win “Best Web Series” at the Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival (2020 & 2021) & Urban Film Festival 2020. The book JaFLEU self-published and would go and turn into an animated short “Teddy’s Big Break” won “Best Animated Short” at the 2021 Drive in Events. And the Peanut Headz short about Yla Eason was an Official Selection for the 2021 International Film Festival, where it was one of the few USA films screened at Kino Muza in Poland.
    JaFLEU, who is also known as a Spoken Word artist who has performed on many stages, including as a feature on 2017’s FLO’pocalypse held at the Broward Center of Performing Arts. Would also combine his poetry and his animated works which would also produce award winners. His first, an animated short “To love your Blackness is a Revolutionary Act '' received the Ed Summer Supersnipe Animation Award at BIFF 2020. Following, his animated short “Pop, Pop, Pop” which address Police Brutality won “Best Animated Short” at Real Reel International Film Festival 2020 and his most popular spoken word piece turned animation “Young x Gifted & Black'' was awarded the Moziak Philanthropy “Future Arts Award 2021”and included as an Top 10 feature in The 50 artist virtual exhibit.
    Jason "JaFLEU" Fleurant has made quite a lane for himself as an Indie Director/Filmmaker and Animator. Fully focused on telling the treal tales that swim in his mind and sharing black stories. His works can be watched on the Black-owned streaming network, Kweli TV.
    Official Selection
    Peanut Headz: Black History Toonz EPs 11-14
    International ANIMATOR 2021
    Poznan
    2021
    Best Web Series 2021
    Peanut Headz: Black History Toonz EPs 11-14
    Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival
    Los Angeles
    2021
    Award Winner
    Treal Tales “Teddy’s Big Break: Part 3”
    2021 Drive In Events
    Hauppauge, New York
    2021
    Best Animated Short 2020
    Pop... Pop... POP! (Animated Poem)
    Real Reel International Film Festival - Virtual 2020
    Houston, Texas
    2020
    Official Selection
    Pop... Pop... POP! (Animated Poem)
    Real Reel International Film Festival - Virtual 2020
    Houston, Texas
    2020
    Official Selection
    Young x Gifted & Black (Animated Poem)
    The Lift-Off Sessions 2020
    England
    2020
    Official Selection
    Young x Gifted & Black (Animated Poem)
    African American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase
    Los Angeles, California
    2020
    Official Selection
    REPPIN' MATTERZ: SHIRLEY CHISHOLM (POLITICIAN/ACTIVIST)
    The Lift-Off Sessions 2020
    England
    2020
    Official Selection
    Treal Tales “Teddy’s Big Break: Part 3”
    Miracle Film Festival
    Sanibel, Fl
    2020
    Official Selection
    Treal Tales “Teddy’s Big Break: Part 3”
    African American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase
    Los Angeles, California
    2020
    Official Selection
    REPPIN' MATTERZ: ARSENIO HALL (COMEDIAN/ TV HOST/ ACTOR)
    African American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase
    Los Angeles, California
    2020
    Semi-Finalist
    To Love Your Blackness Is A Revolutionary Act...
    2020 ESMoA Video Art + Film Festival: RISEUP
    El Segundo, CA
    2020
    Ed Summer Supersnipe Animation Award 2020
    To Love Your Blackness Is A Revolutionary Act...
    The Buffalo International Film Festival 2020: Racial Justice In View
    Buffalo, New York
    2020
    Official Selection
    To Love Your Blackness Is A Revolutionary Act...
    The Buffalo International Film Festival 2020: Racial Justice In View
    Buffalo, New York
    2020
    Semi-Finalist
    UNKLE DUTY: WHO'S RONA?
    Couch Film Festival
    Toronto
    2020
    Official Selection
    UNKLE DUTY: WHO'S RONA?
    Couch Film Festival
    Toronto
    2020
    Official Selection
    REPPIN' MATTERZ: JOHN H JOHNSON (PUBLISHER/ BUSINESSMAN)
    African American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase
    Los Angeles, California
    2020
    Best Web Series
    REPPIN' MATTERZ: JOHN H JOHNSON (PUBLISHER/ BUSINESSMAN)
    Urban Film Festival
    Miami
    2020
    Semi-Finalist
    REPPIN' MATTERZ: JOHN H JOHNSON (PUBLISHER/ BUSINESSMAN)
    Nextflix Film Festival
    2020
    Finalist
    REPPIN' MATTERZ: JACKIE ORMES (CARTOONIST/ JOURNALIST/ DOLL CREATOR)
    Blackfilm.com|Shorts
    New York, New York
    2020
    Official Selection
    REPPIN' MATTERZ: JACKIE ORMES (CARTOONIST/ JOURNALIST/ DOLL CREATOR)
    Miracle Film Festival
    Sanibel, Fl
    2020
    Official Selection
    REPPIN' MATTERZ: JACKIE ORMES (CARTOONIST/ JOURNALIST/ DOLL CREATOR)
    Miami Independent Film Festival
    Miami Beach, Florida
    2020
    Official Selection
    REPPIN' MATTERZ: JACKIE ORMES (CARTOONIST/ JOURNALIST/ DOLL CREATOR)
    The Lift-Off Sessions 2020
    England
    2020
    Official Selection
    REPPIN' MATTERZ: JACKIE ORMES (CARTOONIST/ JOURNALIST/ DOLL CREATOR)
    Chicago Indie Film Awards 2020
    Chicago
    2020
    Official Selection
    REPPIN' MATTERZ: JACKIE ORMES (CARTOONIST/ JOURNALIST/ DOLL CREATOR)
    VenIce Shorts Film Awards 2020
    Venice, California
    2020
    Official Selection
    REPPIN' MATTERZ: JACKIE ORMES (CARTOONIST/ JOURNALIST/ DOLL CREATOR)
    African American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase
    Los Angeles, California
    2020
    Official Selection
    REPPIN' MATTERZ: JACKIE ORMES (CARTOONIST/ JOURNALIST/ DOLL CREATOR)
    MOVIES IN THE LOTS
    Chicago
    2020
    Best Web Series
    REPPIN' MATTERZ: JACKIE ORMES (CARTOONIST/ JOURNALIST/ DOLL CREATOR)
    The Lost Angeles Motion Picture Film Festival 2020
    Los Angeles
    2020
    Award Winner
    REPPIN' MATTERZ: JACKIE ORMES (CARTOONIST/ JOURNALIST/ DOLL CREATOR)
    The-Filmmakers-Project 2020
    2020
    Official Selection
    REPPIN' MATTERZ: JACKIE ORMES (CARTOONIST/ JOURNALIST/ DOLL CREATOR)
    The Majestic Shorts Screening
    Chicago
    2020
    High School
    Palm Beach Lakes High School
    19992003
    Birth Date
    September 10, 1984
    Nickname
    JaFLEU
    Birth City
    Evanston, Illinois
    Current City
    West Palm Beach, Fl
    Hometown
    West Palm Beach, Fl
    Height
    6'2
    Gender
    Male
    Ethnicity
    Haitian-American
    Eye Color
    Brown
    Zodiac Sign
    Virgo
    "Do everything from the Heart and do it GOOD" - Nina Simone
    Company
    Exhibit Treal Studios