Thursday 17 June
3.45pm - 4.45pm
Back by popular demand, executive producer Jason Lust (Peter Rabbit, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio) joins XpoNorth for an honest and insightful look at his extensive career in Hollywood, the lessons he's learned along the way and sneak peeks from his yet-to-be released projects.
Film & Broadcast Sector Specialist, XpoNorth / formerly storyteller at NASA
Jessica Fox is a director and author. Her directing credits span film, theatre and TV. She was a storyteller for NASA and tour documentarian for the Dresden Dolls. Her first novel is in development with Annapurna Pictures. She is XpoNorth’s film and broadcast sector specialist.
Jason Lust was one of the original founders of prolific management and production company Circle of Confusion, which was responsible for The Matrix Trilogy as well as The Walking Dead. He later joined The Jim Henson Company where he ran the production division for film and produced Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and is currently producing Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio. While at Henson he developed new works for such legacy projects as Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, and Labyrinth. More recently Jason partnered with The LEGO Movie producer Animal Logic Entertainment where he conceived and produced Peter Rabbit, which grossed $350M worldwide and spawned a sequel. Lust also developed and is producing Fortunately, The Milk based on the book by Neil Gaiman with Edgar Wright; Astro Boy, which is currently in development at New Line; The Secret History Of Tom Thumb at Disney; and The Shrinking Of The Treehorns with Ron Howard directing at Paramount. Mr. Lust is presently developing multiple projects with Heyday and has a joint venture with Altitude films in the UK for family films. Most recently Mr. Lust sold the feature Hellsing (based on a famous Japanese manga) to Amazon with John Wick writer Derek Kolstad and partnered with Steph Curry’s production company Unanimous on a Christmas family comedy which is also at Amazon.