Jason is a highly experienced Action Director/Stunt Co-ordinator with over 35 years of experience working in the Film & TV industry.
Attending Morely Drama Collage, Jason was determined to work in Film & TV with some of his first roles being on a Bridge Too Far and as playing Roger Peacock in International Velvet. Some years later, Jason decided on a career change and in order to join the Stunt Register in 1982 he obtained 6 qualifications in 6 different sports at gold medal standard. An on set accident put him out of action for 9 years and he spent some of the time attending a documentary Directors courses at The National Film School and writing scripts. Jason returned to the world of stunts and became an Action Director and Stunt Co-ordinator with an understandable passion for safety for all.
With safety always in mind, Jason designed a range of ultra realistic Special Action Manikins to replace the old fashioned stunt dummies – something realistic and reactional enabling the director to fully realise an action sequence. While working on the first series of Peaky Blinders as both the Stunt Co-ordinator and Horse Master, Jason introduced the manikins which were used to great effect for Cillian Murphy to fight with and to replace Arthur for the hanging scene.
Jason is one of the few multi skilled Action Directors/Stunt Co-ordinators, whether it’s having the vision to orchestrate a large set piece, arrange a realistic fight sequence or working as a Horse Master – your definitely in safe and capable hands!
"The wrecking/murder scene, filmed under skies of poison, will live long"
SPECIAL ACTION MANIKINS
Designed by Jason White to maximise safety on set - replacing the traditionally used stunt dummy for realistic Film & TV action. Fully articulated and reactional. Male, female and child manikins in stock or bespoke to order.
REVIEWS OF JASON'S WORK
"I faced and conquered many fears - you helped me do that Jason,
I cannot thank you enough. I'm just glad you were there"
I DREAMED OF AFRICA
"The action is Brutal"
BBC Peaky Blinders Series 1
"Quick and dirty violence"
The Hollywood Reporter
Catch Me Daddy
"Bone crunching violence"
"The scenes showing violence and riots at times seems so real they make the audience cringe"
London Film Review
"The wrecking scenes filmed under skies of poison will live long"
BBC Jamaica Inn
"A huge thank you for a job brilliantly done and for confidently steering us through the maze that is contemporary stunt-arranging and performance. We have some exceptional action footage and it makes such a quantum difference to the credibility of the piece when its executed with conviction and a sense of natural reality. Great stuff!!"
‘TV series The Reckoning’
"Thank you for your hard work and dedication throughout the production of The Suicidal Dog. It was a pleasure to work with you and your contribution was very much appreciated. I hope that you enjoyed the experience as much as we did and that we will work together again in the future"
Jill Robertson & Paul Merton
PRODUCER / DIRECTOR
"We knew that we would need a Stunt Co-ordinator every day and that's when we met, and I think we're supposed to say "Fell in love with Jason White!" Cos he was FANTASTIC!"
Documentary ‘Jump London’
"Thank you for the special contribution you made to the show, not only for your skills, but efforts in making the production a happy, cohesive whole".
WRITER / PRODUCER
"Thanks for your hard work and professionalism in Rwanda. It was comforting to have you there orchestrating some difficult scenes."
Pippa Cross & David Belton
Feature ‘Shooting Dogs’
"I was so pleased with the wrecking scenes in the sea - that was down to you Jason."
BBC ‘Jamaica Inn’