Advisory Board Members
Director of Shopify Studios
Jason Ford is currently heading up Shopify's global film, television and video studios. Prior to joining Shopify Studios, Ford lead Branded Content and Branded Entertainment for Bell Media - working on all the Bell Media properties (Discovery Channel, E!, Master Chef Canada, The Amazing Race Canada, MTV, MUCH, Comedy, Gusto, Space, CTV, The Marilyn Dennis Show, etc) alongside key brand partners like Nissan, Chevy, Nintendo, Ancestry.com, Virgin Mobile, Cineplex, IKEA, Biore, Smuckers and Jeep.
Ford is a highly creative film, television, digital, experiential and social producer. Prior to joining the Bell Media team, he lead the launch of VICELAND and the VICE Studios Canada team, as the VP of Production. He was also the Executive Producer and lead for Red Bull Media House in Canada, as well as working on the award winning London Olympic Campaign for adidas UK with Sid Lee Montreal.
He has created many series including Abandoned (VICELAND), McMorris & McMorris (MTV/Red Bull TV), Dan For A Week (MUCH Digital Studios/Bell Media/YouTube), Celebrity Style Story (E!), and Video On Trial (MuchMusic/FUSE).
In Ford's varied career, he has produced industry-leading branded content for global companies like Xbox, HP, Axe, Universal Music, Burger King, Taco Bell, Virgin Mobile, Disney, Universal Pictures and Coca-Cola. Ford has also produced and directed content with some of Canada's top Olympians and also some of the world's most successful artists like Miley Cyrus, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, and Selena Gomez.