Jaz left the UK back in late 2009 to visit his US girlfriend in Los Angeles.
What he thought would be a week long trip, turned out to be a permanent fixture, as he decided to sell up in the UK for a shot at the big time, pursuing an acting career in Hollywood.
Our podcast, America Or Bust! UK Actors Living And Working In Hollywood!, focused on Jaz's experience - as he spilled the beans on how a UK actor can get established in LA.
With a super focused work ethic, Jaz started to see success almost immediately, working on numerous independent films, and just before our podcast last year he'd filmed a guest lead in CBS sitcom Home Game, working alonsgide Rob Riggle and Constance Zimmer.
Well it completely made our day when Jaz called us yesterday to let us know that he'd just landed the supporting LEAD role in a new Hollywood film I Will Follow You Into The Dark, starring opposite Mischa Barton and ex 90210 star Ryan Eggold!
Here's a brief synopsis of the film:
I Will Follow You Into The Dark tells the story of Sophia Monet, a girl severely depressed after the deaths of both her parents within six months.
Convinced that the Afterlife is mere oblivion, and that this life is meaningless, she retreats within herself, only to be drawn out of her depressive funk by an unexpected romance with a man named Adam.
After Adam disappears mysteriously into the depths of a haunted apartment building, Sophia vows to pursue him, even if it means walking over the threshold into the realm of death.
Jaz will be playing Mischa's roommate in the film, a character called Sam:
Sam is in his 20s and full of life, Sam is Sophia's roommate, and he's perhaps her closest friend.
Deeply worried about her retreat into a hermit-like state of existence after her father's death, he tries to pressure her to get out and rejoin the world of the living.
He's very pleased to see Sophia fall in love with Adam, and pitches in whole-heartedly and helps with the search of the Weldon Tower after Adam goes missing, believing that it will be a fun "spook hunt."
But Sam soon learns to his cost and horror that the Tower is no place to play after dark.
We just wanted to send a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to our friend and fellow member of the Act On This community!
WELL DONE JAZ!
We'll get all the LA gossip from Jaz in a follow up podcast when he wraps at the end of January, and as soon as we get hold of any production shots/ footage we'll make sure it's up on the site for everyone to see!
To those who may currently be struggling in their acting careers, Jaz was a complete unknown in 2009 - it just goes to show that with the right work ethic and determination, that anything is possible!
Keep the faith and make 2012 a year to remember!