Jason Impey is one of today’s most active self-funded filmmakers from the
Born on February 26th
Beginning of 2006 saw Jason complete his first feature film, “Sick Bastard” – homage to Andreas Schnaas’ infamous “Violent Shit” films. Impey intentionally shot the film on an SVHS camera to give it that special fuzzy video look. Set mainly in the woods, this gritty picture presents us a string of increasingly violent and bizarre encounters of various innocents with the titular character – an escaped mental patient. “Sick Bastard” can actually be confused for a film made in about ’93, until one of the characters whips out a very modern-looking Motorola mobile! The film was distributed on home video in such countries as
HOME MADE and beyond:
A string of other horror-themed films followed, with Impey making an average of 2-3 films per years using mainly his own private funding: “Home Made 1 &
While working on a zombie short “Revenge of the Dead” Jason Impey met fellow filmmaker Kemal Yildirim, his exploitation soul-mate. The two have collaborated numerous times since and are running “Exploitation Pictures” together.
Jason Impey loves retro aesthetic, so his digital films often feature sequences shot on actual film and most scripts have sly references to 70’s-80’s exploitation classics.
The trouble with censors: TORTURED (2008)
Impey’s most epic and challenging project to date has got to be “Tortured” – a nasty rape-revenge film in the vein of “I spit on Your Grave”.
Shot in less than a week for just a few thousand dollars, “Tortured” is a modern-day grindhouse film. When it was screened in
I have recently received a screener of Impey’s latest production – torture porn called “Tormented” and will review it soon.
Apart from making films, Jason is also a huge collector of rare films and memorabilia, the Video Nasties being his favourite items.