The seed of Jason’s long-held passion for films was unknowingly sown by his mother, with her love of the films from the golden era of Hollywood. It was watered by his A-Level teacher Dr King, who introduced him to the work of François Truffaut.
His first site of a film set was as an extra on the set of the conspiracy thriller Shut Down, an early short film from writer-director Steve Hughes. Soon, Jason was working more closely with Steve, co-producing another conspiracy thriller Persistence, producing a comedy-thriller 3-2-0 and producing and co-writing the supernatural thriller The Visitor.
Jason’s next film, Doorstep Delivery, was his first time as a director, under the Eyeful Pictures brand. It got off to a slow start, because being used to being the producer and writer, he was waiting for someone to shout “action.”
His next few films were all written and shot in Los Angeles, many of them giving an outsider’s perspective on the entertainment industry. First, The McCarthy Blacklist was a satire on the fickle Hollywood studio system. Then, 2 Hour Parking highlighted the absurdities of LA’s parking restrictions. Dumbstruck took a satirical look at Hollywood during the 2008 writers’ strike. Finally, The Hunter was a romantic comedy, following the misadventures of a radio talk-show love guru.
After spending a few years writing feature-length screenplays, his return to film production came with an associate producer role on the low-budget British thriller The Redeeming, directed by Brian Barnes.