ABOUT URGENCY COMPANY
Jason Gilmore is the founder of Urgency Company, an independent post-production, design & multimedia boutique based in Toronto. Founded in 2003, Urgency specializes in the comprehensive branding and marketing of feature films through the creation of original trailers, custom key art, social media assets, and sales materials. Urgency offers a more personalized, one-on-one alternative to the agency experience.
Over the course of his career, Jason has cut original trailers and/or TV spots for films by the Coen Brothers, Richard Linklater, Sarah Polley, Deepa Mehta, and many others. Working with distributors and producers alike, Jason’s roster of clients include Mongrel Media, Lionsgate, Sony, A24, Neon, Magnolia Pictures, and many others.
Gilmore was the filmmaker/designer behind the 2010 journalistic graphic novel KENK: A Graphic Portrait, which detailed the life and times of Igor Kenk, “the world’s most prolific bicycle thief” (The New York Times). Gilmore also directed the subsequent documentary Inside Kenk for TVO, released in 2019.
In 2011, Gilmore co-wrote and conceptualized the documentary graphic novel The Next Day, illustrated by acclaimed cartoonist John Porcellino. Composed of excerpts from real interviews with four subjects who had survived suicide attempts, the book was later developed into an online interactive experience with the National Film Board of Canada, featuring animation based on Porcellino’s drawings.
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WATCH: Jason Gilmore discusses the documentary Inside Kenk
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