Jason Stutter

Director, Writer

Jason Stutter’s first movie was cult kung-fu caper Tongan Ninja (2002). Since then he has alternated features – self-funded comedy Edwin: My Life as a Koont, stylish Ronald Hugh Morrieson adaptation Predicament – with shorts, including the hit Careful... series, riffing on the dangers of inattentive tool use. His next feature, haunted house tale The Dead Room, was released in New Zealand in October 2015.  

Remember the name Jason Stutter and if he drops by with beers and a script asking for money to make his next movie, be prepared to dig deep. He’s a living legend, too. NZ Herald writer Graham Reid, in an enthused review of Tongan Ninja