Jason Wishnow


The story of Oedipus, in 8 minutes, performed by vegetables, in the tradition of Ben Hur. A sword and salad epic, in classic CinemaScope. Featuring a Potato, a Tomato, Broccoli, Garlic, and Billy Dee Williams as the Bartender. One of the first stop-motion films shot with a digital still camera. The filmmaking process took two years, a volunteer crew of more than 100 people, and post production resources donated by Industrial Light + Magic.

Jason Wishnow is the filmmaker behind TEDTalks, the award winning video series viewed over half a billion times in its first five years. Graduate of Stanford University, Wishnow has developed and directed documentaries for UK’s Channel 4, exhibited in New York’s Museum of Modern Art, organized a zombie yoga flashmob, accepted invitations to speak at film festivals and media events around the world (Sundance, SXSW, RESFEST, Apple headquarters), and been fired by Woody Allen’s production.