Born in England and raised in Alaska, Jasper Gray credits his eclectic upbringing as one of his greatest inspirations as a filmmaker. His father, an experimental sculptor and art professor, helped instill an early appreciation for finding art in the everyday that has always been evident in Jasper's work. From his first experience on a commercial set he was hooked and has worked exclusively in the industry since 1996.
The transition to cinematographer and director came easily and Gray's commercial work has won several awards including the Denver Art Director's Club Best in Show in 2006. While much of Jasper's work has focused on broadcast commercials, it was his ongoing interest in long format projects that united him with Brendan Kiernan and Frank Pickell on the 2006 film, Mountain Town.
After a successful collaboration on Mountain Town, the three filmmakers founded Futuristic Films in 2007.
Prior to co-founding Futuristic Films, Jasper worked as a freelance director and director of photography for clients such as L'Oreal, Qwest, Gap, and Mini USA. He studied film production at the University of Colorado under the experimental film legends Stan Brackage and Phil Solomon and while there his student film 'Candle' won the Goldfarb award.