Jason is an award winning writer and director with bases in Ireland and the UK. His work is anchored in creating truthful performance and building characters that audiences can identify and engage with. He blends this with a considered, emotionally driven visual style to tell stories which involve the audience on a level of total participation. Jason is an alumni of the Reykjavik International Film Festival’s Talent Lab (2022).
His television directing credits include RTE’s long running drama series, FAIR CITY; Season 3 of the hit scripted comedy series, THE DOIREANN PROJECT, and EASTENDERS, the BBC’s flagship drama series.
His short drama, THE WALL, won the Clones Film Festival Short Bursary in 2021 and swept the boards at the 2022 Richard Harris International Film Festival earning 6 nominations and winning Best National Film.
His short crime drama, FOREVER HOLD YOUR PEACE won the inaugural Creative Ireland/SDCC Short Film Bursary, won Best Screenplay at the 2022 Underground Cinema Awards and was named runner up in Foyle Film Festival’s prestigious, Academy qualifying Light In Motion competition. Forever Hold Your Peace is continuing its festival run through 2023.
His award winning short horror film, TEMPVS, screened internationally before being acquired by RTÉ Shortscreen. Other credits include the viral horror short, MR. ECKLES, for Eli Roth’s CRYPT TV which has garnered over 1,000,000 views across their platform and earned Jason an Emerging Director Award nomination in 2019.
He is currently in production on his Creative Ireland funded short film, PICTURE DAY, and is in development on his debut feature film, THEY DON’T BELONG HERE with Northern Ireland Screen and Liberty Video.
Features clips from Forever Hold Your Peace, The Wall, TEMPVS and Mr. Eckles.
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WINNER OF BEST SCREEN PLAY, UNDERGROUND CINEMA AWARDS
NOMINATED FOR BEST IRISH SHORT, LIGHT IN MOTION AWARD 2022, FOYLE FILM FESTIVAL
NOMINATED FOR BEST DIRECTOR, BEST FILM, BEST ACTRESS, BEST SCORE AND BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN, UNDERGROUND CINEMA AWARDS
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Jason has handled multiple specials including the show's most expensive episode in recent memory.
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