AXS Lab makes films, new media, and builds technology as tools to raise awareness and advocate for people with disabilities globally.
We have created award winning films and tools to invigorate and expand the conversation on disability around the globe.
We imagine the world without barriers, that is 100% accessible, with full inclusion. Join the movement today!
Founder and Filmmaker
Jason is an Emmy award winning filmmaker and spokesperson for the disability community, and founder of the non-profit AXS Lab. He has completed 4 short films and two feature films. He was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2005 and began 7 year journey of making When I Walk. Jason has an MFA in Media from Emily Carr University. Jason continues to give voice to those on the periphery of society through his work.
Co-founder for AXS Lab
Alice Cook is an Emmy awarding winning filmmaker and a digital media producer. She wrote and produced the feature length documentary When I Walk which won an Emmy for its TV broadcast on PBS/POV and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, 2013. She also co-founded and produced AXS Map, a web and mobile platform that is a Tripadvisor for people with disabilities. She directed and wrote an opinion documentary for the New York Times called The Long Wait. She has an MS and BS from Stanford University.
Kevin is Lead Technologist for AXS Map and brings with him 10 years of experience in mobile development. Since his undergraduate degree—in Applied Computer Science—career has spanned the industrial spectrum, working with companies such as Microsoft, JP Morgan Chase, MTV Networks, Deloitte, government agencies, and a number of startups. Kevin also holds a masters degree in Technology Management from Columbia University. He is a keen runner, photographer, traveler, and fundraiser.
Karin is a duPont-Columbia University award winning filmmaker. She has produced/directed four feature films, and has worked on numerous other productions including Jason DaSilva’s Emmy award winning film “When I Walk.” Karin has filmed for various mapathons and is currently producing a film about spinal muscular atrophy called “Magnificent Burden.”
VP of Infacefilms
Leigh is a PMP-certified Producer/Project Manager who has extensive experience in film and digital media. With a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of British Columbia, he also runs the production company In Face Films. He is highly proficient in managing large-scale budgets and diverse teams with a focus in transmedia storytelling. He has worked with Fortune 1000 companies to bridge the gap between traditional and emerging media.
Get In Touch!
Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times about When I Walk
Ernest Hardy, Village Voice about When I Walk
Vignesh Ramachandran, Mashable about AXS Map
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