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.
TV/Film director, author and story consultant | XpoNorth film sector specialist
Jessica Fox is a tv/film director, author and story consultant. She created/starred in the Youtube series “My Famous Dead Boyfriend”, directed commercials for PictoProductions and her short “Bluebeard” featured internationally at festivals. Her memoir, “Three Things You Need to Know About Rockets” was ‘romantic memoir of the year’ (Daily Mail) and is in development with Endeavor Content. Most recently she wrapped on her first feature film, “Stella” set in 1937 Scotland and co-founded Innerwell Media. Off set, Jessica created The Open Book, Airbnb’s most popular destination, and is a storytelling consultant for science organizations like NASA. Jessica is proud to be XpoNorth's film 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.