Jason King

Upon graduating from Newport Film School Wales in 1999 I spent a year working in East London as a video tutor for a community video project and selling my own low budget short films to late night TV slots.

The arrival of my first child prompted my return to my hometown of Cardiff, Wales, where a colleague and myself successfully set up and ran a small production company ‘Those People Productions‘. We produced a number of short films with funding from the Arts Council Wales.  Many of the films were nominated for a number of awards including shortlisted for a Bafta Cymru.

I  directed several lottery funded Short Films that have been broadcast and screened on TV and cinemas around the world.

I was awarded a large sum of money to write my first feature film and went on to be selected to attend the ‘Berlin Talent campus‘ as one of the best “Up and Coming” filmmakers of the world.

Later, I moved to rural Somerset with my wife and now two children, where I continued to write and develop new ideas.  I was selected as one of twenty-five UK filmmakers to be awarded a professional mentor, as part of the ‘Guiding Lights‘ scheme. My mentor was Christopher Hampton and we are still friends today.

I wrote and directed my first feature ‘Bad Company‘ which was screened at a number of international festivals and won two awards at the Crystal Palace film festival – ‘Best Feature Film’ & ‘Best in Festival’

If you would like to purchase Bad Company on DVD, have a look at the ‘Bad Company‘ or ‘Shop‘ page.

I  currently work as an independent freelance filmmaker and am developing a script about child soldiers after been shocked and inspired by the children I met while working in Sudan.

To watch some of my previous work you can visit my youtube channel.