Jason has worked in all types of media entertainment.
TV & Radio, Film & Theater, Music & Stage.
He has been playing music for the past 35 years. Drumming mostly, singing occasionally. He has played in various cover & original rock n' roll bands throughout the Lehigh Valley.
Early in life, his parents took him on several trips to NYC. Often to see Broadway shows, & independent theater. He also enjoyed acting and singing in every school play he could attend. And played drums in stage band, jazz band, and marching band.
Jason graduated high school. Joined the U.S. Army and traveled the world.
After finishing his enlistment, Jason went to The Recording Workshop – Chillicothe, OH to learn audio engineering. This lead to several careers with WFMZ-TV 69 News, WGPA Sunny 1100 AM radio, front of house live sound for local bands, and running recording studios.
Still wanting to keep active and creative, Jason seeked out the Lehigh Valley's independent film scene. Doing sound for such films as "Tuesday Morning" and "Under the Rainbow".
He realized he can do more than just hold a microphone on a stick. He took a position as a P.A. in the Hollywood production "Bereavement". There he was able to experience everything from lighting, costume & set design, set construction, directing & photography.
Director Stevan Mena saw the potential in Jason and encouraged him to continue, but to lead in the production side of the industry.
Taking his advice, Jason was able to secure positions as Production Manager/ Fixer for “Forensic Factor - Love Bites ", "The Otherworld", "Forever Yours" and "Holiday of the Dead".
Jason is currently building sets and props for Cedar Fair - Dorney Park's Halloween Haunt, and acting as a monster character during the Halloween season there.
And, of course, STILL playing drums wherever, and with whomever he can.
I'm a hard working, honest individual with Production Manager, grip, gaff,
set dressing/building, costume/wardrobe, & PA experience.
I've coordinated over 100 extras and 30 crewmembers.
I've moved set locations, production headquarters, and make-up villages.
I can set up and tear down lights & film equipment.
I know how to set a 1k with a single on a c-stand and a flag.
I've set up gennys, and run stingers for work lights.
I can get apple boxes or pancakes, baby legs or sticks, or hold bounce boards.
I've swept floors, managed craft services, wrangled props, & personally assisted talent and crew.
I've helped apply make-up & special effects on actors, and turned empty rooms into sets with whatever was laying around at the time.
Name: Jason Counterman
Lives in: Easton, Pennsylvania
Occupation: Actor, Musician, Set Builder, Assistant Director, Casting Assistant, Costumer, Crew, Director, Gaffer/lighting Technician, Grip, Location Manager, Production Assistant and Set Decorator
Unique traits: Weathered face, dark eyes, numerous tattoos create a very hulking heavy imposing presence.
Film (Fantasy) Camera and Electrical Department The Otherworld is an original story and mystical tale inspired by Celtic mythology and Irish legends. One of the most fascinating characters in Celtic mythology, the Warrior Lugh, crosses Woodland heading to Tara to join the court of King Nuada and the Tuatha De Danann. Nuada and his kingdom are at this time oppressed by the Fomorian tribe, and trying to retaliate for their land and freedom. During Lugh's travel, he is bewitched by a faerie (Immrama) to a Beltane celebration, when the line between the human and fairy world are vulnerable and Lugh crosses unaware to The Otherworld - the fairy realm. Lugh and Immrama fall in love. However, they live in different times and worlds... Written by Anonymous
Zombie or Not Zombie
Film (Short and Horror) Director A girl is searching the Internet watching videos of zombie attacks. Cynical and skeptical, unbeknown that there are zombies outside coming for her.
Film (Horror) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Two intertwining stories of a group of people dealing with their loved ones being attacked by zombies. One won't accept the loss, while the other seeks revenge on every undead creature she can hunt. Josh plans to propose to his girlfriend, Kate. His plans go off track and even further from what he planned when they encounter a group of survivors from a zombie attack. They soon find themselves held in siege in a basement surrounded by a horde of zombies. While this is happening, Patti must witness her boyfriend and roommates killed by the undead. Patti arms herself with a machete and goes on the hunt for revenge against every creature she can find. Flashbacks give light to how her life and the lives of those she lost were interrupted. And her path becomes laid out in blood. Written by unknown
Vincent: A Pre-Story to 12 Kisses
Film (Short, Action, Crime and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Vincent tells the story of an assassin working for a mid-level crime boss in a standard urban setting. Vincent decides he doesn't want to work in the business any more, but has one more job to do. The internal conflict and psychology of the character is what this movie mostly focuses on. Designed as a 'long trailer' to secure funding for a feature, Vincent is the first of several characters from a bigger story, to be introduced in the future. This story introduces Vincent to the audience in preparation of the larger film, the feature-length '12 Kisses'. Written by Anonymous
F2: Forensic Factor
Television (Crime and Drama) Location management A vivacious teenage girl is found brutally stabbed to death in her car in a small Pennsylvania city. The motive is elusive; she wasn't sexually assaulted, and she was happy and popular. But as police look closer, they discover she was involved in a shocking love triangle that breaks all the rules. The suspects' stories overlap and raise more questions than they answer.
Film (Crime, Horror and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew In 1989, the boy Martin Bristol has congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis (CIPA), a rare neural disorder, in which the patient does not feel pain, heat or cold. He is abducted by the deranged serial-killer Graham Sutter (Brett Rickaby) and brought to the Sutter Meat & Poultry, an abandoned meat-packing plant in Minersville, Pennsylvania, where Graham slaughters young women that he kidnaps. Five years later, the stubborn seventeen year-old teenager Allison Miller loses her parents and moves to her uncle Jonathan Miller's house near the decrepit plant. Jonathan, his wife Karen and their little daughter Wendy welcome Allison, but the teenager does not give much attention to her new family. Allison likes to run alone on the road and she passes by the meat-packing plant and then she meets the mechanic William "Billy" and has a crush on him. Jonathan advises Allison to avoid running near the old factory and Billy, who is a problematic teenager. Allison does not listen to her ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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