Jason Eisener

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Jason Eisener
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Canadian Filmmaker

Jason Eisener is a Canadian screenwriter, editor and director. He is known for his "high-concept" filmmaking style and distinctive use of color.[1]

Life and career[edit]

He is known for films such as Hobo with a Shotgun, The ABCs of Death's Y is for Youngbuck segment and V/H/S/2's Alien Abduction Slumber Party. He is working on his second full-length feature film Blatant Violence High.[1][2][3] In 2008 Eisener co-wrote and directed the Christmas slasher film Treevenge.[4] He was also the 2nd Unit Director on the upcoming Adam Wingard adaptation of Death Note.

Grindhouse faux trailer contest[edit]

In 2007, Eisener entered and won the Grindhouse fake trailer contest hosted by Robert Rodriguez and the SXSW Festival.[5]


In an interview with DIY magazine in 2011, Eisener cited Dario Argento, Lucio Fulci, Walter Hill, and Brian Trenchard-Smith as influences.[6]


Year Film Credit
2005 The Teeth Beneath (Short) Director
2007 Grindhouse (Segment: Hobo with a Shotgun) Director
2008 Treevenge (Short) Director / Co-Writer
2011 Hobo with a Shotgun Director
2012 The ABCs of Death (Segment: Y is for Youngbuck) Director / Writer
2013 V/H/S/2 (Segment: Slumber Party Alien Abduction) Director
2013 Rewind This! as himself
2015 Turbo Kid Executive Producer
2017 Death Note Assistant Director


  1. ^ a b "Jason Eisener Talks V/H/S/2, Anthologies, Basing a Film on His Childhood Nightmares, Designing an Alien, His Use of Color, and More". Collider. 2013-08-17. Retrieved 2013-08-24. 
  2. ^ "First Look at Jason Eisner's next Hardcore Movie Blatant Violence High". GeekTyrant.com. 2011-08-29. Retrieved 2013-08-24. 
  3. ^ "Jason Eisener, Writer/Director of Hobo with a Shotgun". WhatCulture.com. 2011-07-15. Archived from the original on 2014-12-20. Retrieved 2013-08-24. 
  4. ^ "“Treevenge”: Revisit the Gory Holiday Classic!". WhatCulture.com. 2014-12-19. Retrieved 2014-12-19. 
  5. ^ "Director Jason Eisener on the Real-Life Hobo with a Shotgun". Indiewire. 2012-10-26. Retrieved 2013-08-24. 
  6. ^ Faulkner, Sam (2011-07-11). "Interview: Hobo with a Shotgun Director Jason Eisener". DIY. Retrieved 2015-06-07. 

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