24 April 1987 |
Jason Maza was born on the 24th April 1987 within the sound of the Bow bells at St.Bartholomew's Hospital in St. Pauls, London. At the age of 4 his family moved from the East End of London to Essex. It was evident from an early age that Jason loved performing and at the age of 8 he attended a drama club, Colins Performing Arts. There he would be share a class with fellow actors and musician's Jessie J, James Buckley and Rochelle and Frankie from Girl Band the Saturday's.
Maza's early career started within the UK TV with guest lead appearances in ITV's Touch of Frost, Whitechapel series 2 Channel 4's Unsinkable Titanic, BBC's Silk and most noteworthy in "Tracks", an episode of crime series Trial & Retribution, where he gained glowing reviews from The Independent on Sunday for his role as a gay teenage misfit. The Independent said "The actors are all fantastic but the actor who steals the show is Jason Maza"
Building a platform in TV Jason soon found his home in the world of film, appearing in Universal Films Life and Lyrics,cult British FilmRise of the Footsoldier,Bafta-nominated Shifty in which despite playing supporting role lead to glowing reviews.,.
2011 Jason was part of Box office hit Anuvahood working with Bafta winning Adam Deacon. It was working in this film which lead Maza to find the passion for producing and set up his own company Think Big Productions.
Shortly after he would film the film Demons Never Die, co starring with Robert Sheehan, Tulisa Contostavlos and Ashley Walters which was exec produced By Idris Elba.
2012 Was a busy year for Maza, films included Outside Bet, co starring in Bob Hoskins last ever film before retirement, followed up by romantic comedy the knot and heist movie Get Lucky.
2013, see's Maza first lead role in a film The Hooligan Factory where he plays Danny in what is the first ever spoof comedy of the hooligan genre.
Maza's theatrical career includes two stints at The Bush Theatre Flight Path and Dominic Savages FEAR. Jason gain great reviews for both productions. 2012 Jason was in The Evening Standard Award-nominated play Sucker Punch by Roy Williams at the Royal Court.
In 2011 Jason set up Think Big Productions, with a simple aim to make good British film, and despite budget you were always to "think big". In three years Think Big Productions have produced 7 features, with a further two in development. Theatrical releases from Demons Never Die, The Knot, Victim and the forthcoming The Hooligan Factory have really put Think Big on the map for making films to be seen how they are intended: in the cinema.
|2010||Sucker Punch by Roy Williams||Royal Court Theatre|
|2009||Mad Blud by Philip Osment||Theatre Royal Stratford East|
|2008||Flight Path by David Watson||Bush Theatre|
|2013||The Hooligan Factory||Danny|
|2013||Welcome to the Punch||Luke|
|2012||The Man Inside||Danny Lee|
|2011||Demons Never Die||Kenny|
|2008||Rise of the Footsoldier||Rob|
|2007||Life and Lyrics||Ant|
|2011||Come Fly with Me|
|2010||The Bill||Dean Pollit|
|2009||The Unsinkable Titanic||Harold Bride|
|2009||A Touch of Frost||John Heal|
|2009||Trial & Retribution||Darren Lewis|
|2005||Casualty@Holby City||Kris Burrows|
- "Shifty (2008)". Film4. Retrieved 13 September 2010.
- French, Philip (13 September 2009). "Fish Tank". The Guardian (London).