Jason is uniquely qualified to produce scare entertainment. Perhaps best known as a TV presenter, he has worked in the UK scare entertainment industry for the past 15 years, creating and producing over 100 scare entertainment projects in the company’s 13 year history, and has moved his unique business to The Watermark.
In 2009 he was selected by business guru Duncan Bannatyne to completely re-design an outdated tourist attraction for Virgin 1?s television series ‘Duncan Bannatyne’s Seaside Rescue’, and in the same year led the team behind ‘Scare Kingdom Scream Park’, now in its sixth year of production. As former Creative Director of Pure Television he developed ‘Terrortower’– a location based television adventure game which blended aspects of the scare attraction industry with a traditional television entertainment format.
As a professional scareactor Jason played Count Dracula – an interactive character host for the Transylvania themed world at ‘Chessington World of Adventures’, haunted the ‘Wicked Witches’ Haunt’ for a season at Thorpe Park, and played Rocky the Vampyr – an interactive scare character in Gloomy Wood and ‘The Haunted House’ ride at Alton Towers theme park, all for The Tussaud’s Group. Over Halloween 2005 he was selected by producers at ‘Disneyland Resort Paris’ to join their Halloween Parade, performing along Main Street USA. Between 2010 and 2013 he performed the lead role in ‘Carnesky’s Ghost Train’, an acclaimed theatrical horror experience produced by Olivier award winning theatrical impresario Marisa Carnesky, also taking the role of Stage Manager in the same show.
Since first developing the concept for AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment with Paul Howse in 2000, Jason has produced a variety of scare attractions and entertainment formats for a number of high profile clients including Walt Disney Pictures, Virgin Active, Mars, Funtasia Theme Parks and an 18 month long series of haunted entertainment events for Merlin Entertainments. He also designed, wrote and produced The Exhibition of Ghostlore for The York Dungeon in 2002.
Jason is AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment’s Chief Creative Executive and is responsible for developing concepts into attractions and shows, fostering relationships with production partners, controlling the company’s production services and overseeing the entire Scream Team.
Jason is an established live event producer, television presenter, broadcaster, and author of nine books which have been published throughout the world including titles for Canada and the USA. To date he has sold over 40,000 books worldwide and has reached television audiences of over 30 million viewers. Jason is currently Editor of Scareworld magazine – Europe’s first and only publication covering the scare entertainment industry.
Jason is a member of British Actors Equity, The Spotlight (Presenters), and a board member of HEX, the creators of ‘Halloween Expo Europe’ in the UK. You can find out more at www.atmosfearuk.com