Portrait of Jason Di Rosso

Jason Di Rosso

Jason Di Rosso is ABC RN’s film critic, host of the weekly film show The Final Cut and a reviewer across a range of RN programs.

Before becoming RN’s chief film specialist, Jason spent six years as associate producer and reviewer on Movietime, a weekly show hosted by Julie Rigg. Outside the ABC, his writing on film and popular culture has appeared in GQ magazine and the Australian.

 

Jason’s background in film goes back to the 1990s, when he completed a degree in communications at Perth’s Curtin University. His first job was behind the camera as a production runner, driving actors in a mini-van for a short-lived TV series called Sweat. It sank without a trace, though it helped launch the career of a young WA actor called Heath Ledger.

The next few years saw Jason slowly drift from the film to radio, and he made features for RN’s Social History Unit, 360 documentaries and The Comfort Zone. Since returning to film by way of radio, he has interviewed some of cinema’s most important talents, from Isabelle Huppert to Mike Leigh.