"Sukkah City" - Summer 2013
"Orthodox Stance" - 2008
Jason’s documentary films examine unique individuals and cultures within the contemporary Jewish experience. “Orthodox Stance” (2008) is a portrait of Dmitriy Salita, a Russian immigrant, professional boxer and religious Jew, and the seemingly incompatible cultures and characters—boxing trainers, promoters, and orthodox rabbis—working together to support his devotion to both Orthodox Judaism and the pursuit of a professional boxing title. It was broadcast by BBC Storyville in the UK, YES in Israel, MSG Network in New York and is distributed on DVD by Indiepix. It received finishing funds from the Foundation for Jewish Culture, played theatrically in New York & Los Angeles, was a “Critic’s Pick” of the NEW YORK TIMES & NEW YORK MAGAZINE and won 2008 Best Documentary honors from the London Jewish Cultural Awards.
Jason studied economics and film at Harvard and after graduating with honors, worked in Hollywood on sports-related feature films. Hutt returned to documentary to make BREEZEWOOD, PENNSYLVANIA, a verite’ portrait of a bustling truck stop town at the crossroads of two US interstate highways. BREEZEWOOD was the opening night film at the Georgetown Film Festival where it won Best Cinema Verite’ and was broadcast by PBS affiliates.
Jason recently served as co-Producer on Michael Kantor’s BROADWAY MUSICALS: A JEWISH LEGACY for PBS, and is in post-production for a film about Sukkah City, the architecture competition and exhibition that re-imagined the traditional sukkah archetype.