JASON EISENER (Director)
In 2007 Jason Eisener was responsible for creating a fake trailer called “Hobo With a Shotgun” which went on to win the SXSW Robert Rodriguez Grindhouse Trailer Competition. With it’s huge following & support, Alliance Atlantis distributed the trailer theatrically, and was shown in 186 theatres across Canada, along with Robert Rodriquez and Quentin Tarantino’s film Grindhouse. TREEVENGE was the follow up short film from Jason and Yer Dead Productions Inc, produced in 2008. TREEVENGE details the experiences and horrifying reality of the lives of Christmas trees. The film won a slew of awards from the festival circuit in 2009 including an Honorable Mention (for Shorts) at the Sundance Film Festival, Audience Award for Best Short from Toronto After Dark, Fantasia, San Francisco Independent Film Festival among many others. It was on the heels of the success of Treevenge and the Hobo trailer that Jason had the idea to turn the Hobo concept into a feature film. The result is an exploitation style vigilante epic starring Rutger Hauer. Shot in Halifax in the spring of 2010, the feature version of “Hobo With A Shotgun” has experienced tremendous buzz, fueled by a fervent online fan base. Hobo with a Shotgun had its world premiere at Sundance in January 2011. The film went to play at many international film festivals and was distributed all over the world. Hobo even went on to win the TIFF Top Ten Canadian films of 2011. Since Hobo, Jason, keeping in the Yer Dead Productions brand, has made a segment for the anthology feature film - The ABC'S OF DEATH which had it's World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2012. Now Jason has excitedly participated with the creators of VHS for their second instalment in their series "S-VHS" with his segment, SLUMBER PARTY ALIEN ABDUCTION. S-VHS was a hit at this years Sundance film festival and was picked up by Magnolia Pictures.