24 April 1987 |
Jason Maza was born on 24 April 1987 within the sound of the Bow bells at St. Bartholomew's Hospital in St. Pauls, London. He was born to a Portuguese mother and British father. At the age of 4, his family moved from the East End of London to Essex. It was evident from a young age that Jason loved performing, and at the age of 8 he attended a drama club, Colins Performing Arts. There, he would share classes 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 with guest lead appearances on ITV's Touch of Frost, Whitechapel, series 2 Channel 4's Unsinkable Titanic, BBC's Silk and most noteworthy, "Tracks", an episode of the crime series, Trial & Retribution. Here, 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."
After building a platform in TV, Jason soon found his home in the world of film. He appeared in Universal Films Life and Lyrics, the cult British Film Rise of the Footsoldier, and Bafta-nominated Shifty. Despite playing a supporting role, his acting lead to glowing reviews.,.
In 2011, Jason was part of Box office hit 'Anuvahood', working with the Bafta winning actor, Adam Deacon. It was working in this film that lead Maza to find the passion for setting up his own company, Think Big Productions.
Shortly after, he filmed 'Demons Never Die', co-starring with Robert Sheehan, Tulisa Contostavlos and Ashley Walters. The film was produced by Idris Elba.
2012 was a busy year for Maza. He starred in 'Outside Betwhere' (Bob Hoskins' last ever film before his retirement) and 'Get Lucky'.
2013 sees Maza's first lead role in 'The Hooligan Factory', the first ever spoof comedy of the hooligan genre.
Maza's theatrical career includes two stints at The Bush Theatre's production of Flight Path and Dominic Savages' 'FEAR'. Jason gained great reviews for both productions.
In 2011, Jason set up Think Big Productions, with a simple aim to make good British films. During the three years that it has been running, Think Big Productions has produced 7 feature films, with a further two in development. Theatrical releases from Demons Never Die, 'The Knot', 'Victim' and the forthcoming The Hooligan Factory have put Think Big Production on the map for making films to be seen how they are intended: in the cinema.
|2012||Fear by Dominic Savage||Bush Theatre|
|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|
|2015||Call the midwife||Johny Beckett|
|2011||Come Fly with Me||Plumber at Precious' coffee shop|
|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.