Jason began to make films in 1996 when working in Manchester as a stand up comic. He enjoyed the experience of directing so much he quit stand up and went on to University to study film and photography graduating with a 1st Class honours degree from Bolton University in 2004. During his time as a student he began to enter short film competitions and subsequently won the best animation category in the Exposures film festival with his short 'A Star is Born'.
This led to a BBC mentorship position in which he made 'The Bet' with fellow dirctor Andrew Gaynord. The following year he entered a comedy short into Exposures and won best drama and audience award for series of comedy taxi shorts 'Where to Mate'.
After leaving university he began to work as a freelance director making education resources for the NHS and Greater Manchester Police. During this period he began writing partnership with David Isaac and together they wrote a series of comedy shorts for Channel K and T-Mobile featuring Peter Slater, Johnny Vegas and John Henshaw with scripts optioned by Channel K and Avalon and a script funded by 2Entertain.
In 2009 he wrote and directed three BBC Online sktches called 'You Tube Kids' and later that year had further success with the short film 'Bus Baby'. Bus Baby won 'Virgin Shorts People's Choice Award' in 2010 and was co directed by Gino Evans.
The following year Jason had two films shortlisted for the Reed Short Film competition 'Mondays' a short documentary and 'Ben and Jackie'.
'Ben and Jackie' has since gone on to win Lass Fest 2011 and the Walthamstow International film festival.
Jason returned to Virgin Shorts in 2011 with the sci fi thriller 2:20 and was fortunate enough to receive the grand prize the second time of asking. He is currently developing his prize winning film with the BFI and recently added to his awards by winning the best documentary category for his First Light Movies 'Homelessness' in which he mentored women in supported housing to make a documentary on the issue of homelessness.
Currently Jason has begun working with BBC Comedy North developing a number of pilots and taster tapes including two panel shows, one sit com and two character comedy projects.