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Jason Eisener


When Jason Eisener was growing up, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia was littered with pawnshops which served as a gold mine for a young horror/sci-fi obsessed fan & emerging filmmaker. Spending his time, & wetting his appetite on any genre movie he could find, it wasn’t long until he decided to buy a video camera. Eisener soon began creating his own films with high school becoming his testing grounds; quickly, he realized that he wanted to entertain people through film for a living. He went on to enroll into the Screen Arts program at the Nova Scotia Community College where he learned every aspect of the film industry, which helped prepare him & the world for his 60-minute zombie action thriller, Fist of Death, which played to a sold out audience at the the city`s Oxford Theater in 2003. His next effort, made on a budget of $300, was the 45-minute The Teeth Beneath. It went on to surpass any of his expectations, selling out its premiere at The Atlantic Film Festival. The Coast Magazine recognized it as best local film, and it put Eisener on the Chronicle Herald’s 2005 honor roll for having such contribution to the art scene in Halifax. In 2007 Jason Eisener collaborated with Rob Cotterill and John Davies to make the fake trailer Hobo With a Shotgun which went on to win the SXSW Robert Rodriguez Grindhouse Trailer Competition. With it’s huge following & support, Alliance Atlantis distributed the trailer theatrically, and it screened in 186 theatres across Canada, along with Robert Rodriquez and Quentin Tarantino’s film Grindhouse. The trailer became the basis for the feature length version released 4 years later.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Fist of Death (2003)
The Teeth Beneath (2005)
The Pink Velvet Halloween Burlesque Show (2006, short)
Hobo with a Shotgun (2007, short)
Treevenge (2008, short)

Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)
Y is for Youngbuck (segment of The ABCs of Death, 2012)
Slumber Party Alien Abduction (segment of V/H/S/2, 2013)
One Last Dive (2013, short)

Hobo With a Shotgun, movie, poster,