Jason Cuadrado is an award-winning writer/director who started his entertainment career at Lower East Side Films as a personal assistant to John Leguizamo, where he assisted on productions such as King of the Jungle, Joe the King, Summer of Sam, Freak on HBO, Piñero, and Moulin Rouge. He worked closely with the company’s creative team to develop scripts and pitches for projects ranging from television animation to feature films.
Prior to his work with Lower East Side Films, Jason directed television news for networks such as Bloomberg Information Television, VH-1 Networks, Headline News, and NY 1.
Jason’s first feature film, TALES FROM THE DEAD was a cult hit for being the first Japanese horror film to be produced in the United States with a local Japanese cast. Shot entirely in Los Angeles, the film was chosen for IFP’s 2007 Independent Film Lab and premiered at HBO’s 2008 New York International Latino Film Festival.
His award-winning short film, MONSTROUS NATURE starring Camillia Monet and Gary Perez has won awards at numerous festivals including Hollyshorts, Chicago Horror Film Festival, New York Horror Film Festival, Shriekfest, and the Sacramento Horror Film Festival.
He was the associate producer and consultant on Nestor Miranda’s 2010 feature comedy, HARLEM HOSTEL which is distributed by Maya Entertainment.
Jason wrote and directed the Lionsgate release, DEVIL MAY CALL, a dark thriller starring Corri English, Tyler Mane, and Traci Lords.
Jason has numerous projects scheduled for 2015 and 2016. He sold his screenplay DARK DESERT HIGHWAY to Angel and Bear Productions and his feature TALES FROM THE DEAD is being remade in Thailand.
He’s currently developing features, games, and new media projects with producer Deborah Del Prete and Coronet Entertainment.