Karen French, Ron Trost
| Jason Wayne Trost|
November 15, 1986 (age 29) (1986-11-15) Los Angeles, California, United States
Director, actor, producer, screenwriter, special effects artist
Brandon Trost (brother)
Brandon Trost, Sarah Trost
Vs, The FP, Hatchet III, Wet and Reckless, MacGruber
Lee Valmassy, Brandon Trost, Sean Whalen, Nick Principe, Sophie Merkley
Jason Trost Wikipedia
Jason Wayne Trost (born November 15, 1986) is an American director, actor, producer, special effects artist, and screenwriter. He has starred in all of the films that he has written and directed. He is best known for his work on the films The FP and Vs.
Jason Trost either wears an eyepatch on his right eye or has his right eye covered in all of his movies and public appearances. He has stated that this is done out of necessity because he is blind in his right eye.
Jason Trost first attained a cult following in 2011 with the film The FP, a movie which centers around a group of gangs that settle disputes by playing a video game called "Beat-Beat Revelation" (a very similar game to Dance Dance Revolution). Trost first got the idea for The FP when he was 16 years old, and he lived in Frazier Park, California (which the film is named after). Trost and his high-school friends used to play Dance Dance Revolution and Def Jam Vendetta, and came up with a concept for a setting in which urban gang members battled over turf and pride through arcade dance games. The film also is a sort of defiance piece, since Trost has claimed that the film's title was intentionally made to mock The OC. Trost starred in the film as the main protagonist, JTro.
Since the release of The FP, Trost went on to release the film Vs ("versus", abbreviated) in 2011. During post-production, Vs went through a name change and was released with the title All Superheroes Must Die (often seen as ASMD) in order to make the movie more marketable. In contrast to The FP, ASMD is a more serious action thriller which focuses on four superheroes who have been stripped of their powers by an evil supervillain. The heroes then have to race against the clock while playing sadistic games in order save a small town from being destroyed. Trost described the film as being a mixture of Saw and The Running Man. Trost starred in the film as the superhero, Charge.
Trost released the film Wet and Reckless on August 8, 2013. The film is a satire of reality television and follows two morally corrupted reality show veterans who are joined by a new cast member. While the actors are in Thailand filming the newest season of their show, their production company cuts off contact and funding to the actors in a bid to get them to break their contract and make way for a new cast. The movie then follows the actors as they search Thailand for a treasure map that will lead them to a treasure to make them rich enough to get home. Trost played the role of The Lobo, who is a narcissistic former U.S. Marine.
Trost reprised a cannibal version of his role as JTro in the 2013 blockbuster film This is the End, although he had no lines in the film and was uncredited. Trost also played the role of Hamilton in the 2013 slasher film, Hatchet III.
Trost has plans to make The FP into a trilogy. Trost also set up a crowdsourcing campaign on Indiegogo in order to fund a sequel to All Superheroes Must Die. The sequel had the tentative title, A World Without Superheroes., now The Last Superhero.
Trost starred in a trilogy of music videos by the thrash metal band, Slayer, in support of their album, Repentless, the first one being the title track. The video depicts Slayer playing in a prison yard in front of rioting inmates and prison guards who are wearing riot gear and carrying shields. Most of the video is shot from the inside of the prison, where Jason Trost (who plays the role of a convict) releases an entire prison cell block in order to get revenge on an apparent rival inmate. The video sports a large cast of veteran horror film actors, such as Danny Trejo, Derek Mears, Tyler Mane, Tony Moran (actor), Vernon Wells, and Sean Whalen. The video was released on September 11th, 2015. The other two videos out in this trilogy are "You Against You" and "Pride in Prejudice".