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JASON HALL (Written and Directed by) is an Academy Award-nominated filmmaker
whose films seamlessly blend incisive social commentary with emphatically human
stories, turning real people and challenging issues into gripping, entertaining
Hall is the product of a military family: His grandfather was a WWII vet, his
uncle was a Marine in Vietnam and his half-brother was disabled in the Army
during Desert Storm. Having witnessed the effects of war on those who fight, he
was inspired by the remarkable story of Chris Kyle. After meeting Kyle and
hearing his story firsthand, Hall was honored to be entrusted with authentically
rendering his journey on screen. American Sniper, written and executive produced
by Hall and directed by Clint Eastwood, was released in 2014 by Warner Bros. and
earned six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Adapted
Screenplay for Hall.
Hall currently has several diverse projects in development, including Rasputin
for Leonardo DiCaprio's production company Appian Way.
Born in Lake Arrowhead, California, Hall attended Phillips Exeter Academy and
USC. He began his career working as an actor before transitioning to filmmaking.
Additional screenplay credits include his debut feature Spread, which was
produced by and starred Ashton Kutcher; and the thriller Paranoia, which starred
Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman.
Hall currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and three children.
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