Jason Connery’s love of film and passion for directing came at an early age sitting on the sets of his father, Sir Sean Connery, and mother, Diane Cilento, watching such luminaries as Alfred Hitchcock, Gina Lollobrigida, Sydney Lumet, Joanne Woodward, Bridget Bardot, and the like working their craft.
Connery trained at The Bristol Old Vic Drama School, and after, Perth Repertory Company in Scotland, both as an actor and director. He rose to acclaim as an actor in his breakthrough role in the long celebrated hit series Robin of Sherwood playing Robin Hood.
In the sixty plus television and movies he’s acted in since, he has worked alongside some of the industry’s greatest award winning actors, including Sir Michael Caine, Kristin Scott Thomas, Helena Bonham Carter, Owen Wilson and Christopher Walken. But his passion was always to get behind the camera.
Earning his directing chops in theatre, he then moved on to film and directed everyone from Academy Award winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr, to an heir to the throne, Prince Edward Wessex.
As a director, Connery shares a special bond with his actors because he brings over 30 years of acting himself, and can speak their language. That has proved helpful in garnering such high caliber actors such as Ron Perlman and Ray Winstone to trust him behind the camera.
He has had a string of financially successful films, with his latest film Philly Kid, starring Wes Chatham (The Help), being picked up by Warner Bros., with an April 15th, 2012 release.
Directing Of Corset’s Mine will be Connery’s 5th time at the helm.
Jason Connery’s Films
On the same night that he was crowned an NCAA wrestling champion, Dillon McCabe (Wes Chatham) was involved in the killing of a cop and then sentenced to fifteen years of prison. Ten years later, Dillon is paroled back onto the streets of his run-down Baton Rouge neighborhood. Before he can pick up the pieces of his life, his best friend gets in trouble with a vicious loan shark. To get the money to free him, Dillon must return to fighting – this time, mixed martial arts. But his quick, brutal success gets him into more trouble than ever. And after three vicious triumphs, he discovers that his real opponent is a corrupt system that requires him to do the impossible: lose.
Due to political pressure from the American public, the Air Force has decided to allow two well-known reporters limited access to the most secretive base on the planet. But when one of the base’s “long-term visitors” exploits this unprecedented visit as a chance to liberate himself and his fellow alien captives, Area 51 turns from a secure government base to a horrifying destination of terror.
A team of mercenaries under the command of hard-charging war veteran Mack (Gooding Jr.), are contracted by a mysterious CIA operative named Elissa (Cruz) to rescue a scientist (Perlman) working on an archeological discovery deep under the Middle Eastern desert. With the help of a mysterious priest (Rollins), Mack and his team soon discover the true secret of what lies beneath the sands. A secret that has been protected for thousands of years. A secret that is not of this Earth.
A New Mexico veterinarian finds herself in the midst of a horrifying pandemic where humans and animals are stricken with a horrible contagious disease. When the military quarantines the area and cuts off all communications, she must pair up with an eccentric conspiracy theorist as they fight to discover the true source of the threat and expose it or risk a viral threat more devastating than anything the world has ever seen!