Jason Lei Howden
In 2015 Jason Lei Howden released Deathgasm, which premiered at SXSW and went on to play in over 60 international film festivals. The film collected awards including Best Director at the Knoxville Horror Film Festival, Best Film at Toronto After Dark, and Best Feature Screenplay from the New Zealand Writers Guild. Although Deathgasm is Jason Lei Howden’s first feature film, the New Zealand native is no rookie in the movie industry. For six years, Howden worked for Peter Jackson’s NZ-based effects company WETA Digital as a VFX compositor. As a visual effects artist, Howden’s credits include work on the Hollywood productions The Avengers, Prometheus, The Hobbit Trilogy, The Great Gatsby, The Wolverine and War Of The Planet Of The Apes.