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Deathgasm Jason Lei Howden is a writer and director from Wellington, New Zealand.

He is known for crazy, over-the-top horror and action comedy but has more subtle thriller work in progress, along side Deathgasm 2: Goremageddon.

His first feature Deathgasm premiered at South by South West in 2015 and went on to play in over 50 international film festivals, collecting dozens of awards including multiple audience choice awards, Best Director at the Knoxville Horror Film Festival, Best Film at Toronto After Dark, and Best Feature Screenplay from the New Zealand Writers Guild.

In 2018, Jason wrote the feature film adaptation of Dead Island, the hit zombie video game by Deep Silver. The trailer garnered over 16 million views on YouTube.

His second feature, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Samara Weaving premiered at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival and is set for releases in 2020 and 2021.

Jason is also a VFX artist and has worked at Weta Digital, Iloura/Method Studios and Park Road Post. His VFX credits include The Avengers, Prometheus, The Hobbit Trilogy, The Great Gatsby, The Wolverine, Man of Steel and War of the Planet of the Apes.