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Overview (2)

Born in Riverdale, Georgia, USA
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jared Lee Masters is an American filmmaker, actor, author and composer. He is the founder and president of Frolic Pictures in Hollywood, California. He came on the scene in 2011 with Climb It, Tarzan!, one of the few films in history to feature an all-female cast. He has since written and directed over a dozen feature films, including Slink (2013) and After School Massacre (2014). He has appeared in numerous films and television shows, such as Ugly Betty and Saturday Night Live.

Masters was born in Georgia, but his father's stint in the Army (and, later, his law practice) kept the family of six moving to various cities across the globe (including Kansas City, Virginia Beach, and Portsmouth, in the US, as well as Germany). Masters attended public and private schools in Richmond, VA. His interest in filmmaking began at age 14, when he directed and edited skateboarding videos and sold them to schoolmates. At 15, he taught himself classical piano, and later composed music for some of his films. Masters joined the Screen Actors Guild in 2007 and moved to New York City, where he landed minor acting roles in Union films and television. While living in New York he directed The Umbrella and the documentary Meet the Freaks at Dreamland.

In 2010, Masters moved to Venice Beach, California, and made his first full-length feature film: Climb It, Tarzan! (2011), followed by 8 Reels of Sewage (2012). Both are period films set in the 1960s. Masters was nominated for two EOTM Awards for his feature film Slink: Best Director in a Horror Film and Best Scream Film. The EOTM Awards show was held at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, California, on August 4, 2013. Masters won the 2013 EOTM Award for Best Horror Film for Slink. His film Teachers' Day was an Official Selection of the 2014 Shockfest and Mockfest Film Festivals, and was nominated for the Zelig Award, the highest honor from Mockfest. Punkettes won Festival Favorite at Galactic Film Festival 2014. Ballet of Blood won Audience Choice Award at the 2015 RIP International Horror Film Festival.

Some of Masters' filmmaking trademarks include: retro themes, female empowerment, fetishism, burlesque as an art form, voyeurism, society's underbelly, carnival and circus themes, as well as cinematic homages to 80's slasher films and B movies of the 1960s.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trivia (15)

At 15, he had a story optioned for TV series Las Vegas, which sparked local media coverage. However, he was too young to legally submit a story, so his father pretended to be the actual writer for the TV interview.
Won 'Best Scream Indie Horror' for Slink at 2013 EOTM Awards.
Was expelled his freshman year of high school for streaking.
Has written over twenty original screenplays, in various genres.
Son of Actor/Magician Randy Masters.
Self-taught classical piano at age 15.
Spent the first year of his life in Frankfurt, Germany.
Nominated for Best Editor for Teachers' Day at Shockfest 2014.
Attended Harry Novak's funeral.
Second eldest of four children.
Has recorded over 30 studio and live albums.
Authored poetry book entitled "i don't hear america singing" under pseudonym J. Riddles.
First short film produced: The Beginning (2000).
Descendant of Constantine the Great and Marcus Aurelius.
Favorite director is Doris Wishman, whose name is tattooed on his left forearm.

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