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Overview (2)

Born in Brookfield, Wisconsin, USA
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

After making short films as a student at Saint Catherine's High School for class projects, Collum received his first paid film job as the writer /director of the horror sequel Mark of the Devil 666: The Moralist (1995) for Moore Video. He made two additional films, 5 Dark Souls (1996) and 5 Dark Souls, Part II: Roots of Evil (1998) for Moore, and also worked as a writer, producer and director of commercials (some of which he acted in as well) for TCI Television/Warner Cable.

Collum moved to West Hollywood in 1998 where actress Brinke Stevens (This Is Spinal Tap (1984)) introduced him to J.R. Bookwalter and David DeCoteau. He went on to work on a series of films for both directors, and also continued to direct and write other indie films. His short film, Julia Wept (2000), became a popular cult success, leading to big screen showings at numerous film festivals.

In 2001, he moved to Chicago to work at Femme Fatales and Cinefantastique magazines in editorial positions. When the magazines were sold to a new corporation in October 2002, the Chicago staff was not kept. Over the ensuing months, he worked on several new LA-based films, wrote the book "Assault of the Killer Bs: Interviews with 20 Cult Film Actresses" (McFarland, 2004) and wrote/directed the horror actresses documentary _Something to Scream About (2002) (V)_. In June 2003, Collum became the Publicty Director for Tempe Entertainment.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trivia (9)

He is grandchild #8 out of Willis and Ruth Vanderhoef's 46 grandchildren. Jason's mother, Kathleen Vanderhoef-Campeau, is the fourth child out of Willis and Ruth's 17 children.
Uses full birth name professionally because there are three other entertainment people named Jason Collum.
Voted the October 2005 "Bachelor of the Month" by Instinct Magazine.
Chosen as one of The Advocate Magazine's "40 Under 40 Artists to Watch" in their May 2013 issue.
Owns B+Boy Productions - an indie film production company (2000 - present) in Racine, WI. Also a Graphic Designer for In Park magazine (2004 - 2006). [January 2006]
Is an Associate Lecturer of film studies at the University of Wisconsin - Parkside (2009 - 2011). [September 2010]
Publicity Director - Tempe Entertainment (2002-2006). [September 2003]
Received his post-Baccalaureate in Early Childhood Education (Birth-3rd Grade) in 2014 from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. During his return to school he simultaneously filmed the documentary Screaming in High Heels: The Rise & Fall of the Scream Queen Era (2011) which was sold to NBC/Universal and the feature film Safe Inside (2014).
Collum's film October Moon (2005) was the #1 best-selling title for distributor Tempe Entertainment in 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010. It was bested in 2007 by Tempe's released of the child vampire film Dawn (2003).

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