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Used the wages earned as a Painter & Decorator to fund his first feature film.

His debut film 'Teenage Wasteland' won the award for Best Film Under 75 Minutes at the 2006 Swansea Bay Film Festival.

Spent time with homeless people and heroin addicts in his hometown of Swansea researching his second feature 'The Feral Generation'. Many of the stories relayed to him during that period later appeared in the screenplay for the film.

Previously formed the production companies Steel & Glass Films and Masterplan Film Productions before disbanding both to form North Bank Entertainment.

His second film 'The Feral Generation' won the award for Best UK Feature Film at the 2008 Swansea Life Film Festival.

His first commercially released feature film as a director, 'The Amityville Asylum', reached #1 in the HMV DVD Chart in the United Kingdom.

Wrote a script for a remake of 1974 cult horror classic Chi Sei? (a.k.a 'Beyond the Door' and 'The Devil Within Her') for KOA Entertainment in 2008.

Spoke with convicted murderer and former Manson Family member Bobby Beausoleil as part of his research for the script of 'Manson'. Beausoleil was convicted in 1970 of the murder of Gary Hinman, the murder that set in motion the events leading to the infamous "Helter Skelter" killings.

Commissioned in 2008 to write and direct a remake of 1979 horror classic 'The Driller Killer' starring 'Last House on the Left' cult actor David Hess in the lead role. The film re-located Abel Ferrara's original story about a psychotic artist from New York to London. However, the project never got into production after a financial dispute between the Executive Producers could not be resolved.

Founded production company North Bank Entertainment Ltd with long time collaborator Ian Grey in 2010.

The most prolific British filmmaker of 2015. In the space of just 5 months, between March 23rd and August 24th 2015, 5 feature films which he wrote, produced and directed were commercially released on theatrical, DVD and digital platforms in the UK. That same year he also completed production on a further 3 feature films scheduled for release in 2016.

Wrote a script for a sequel to 1980 cult classic 'The House on the Edge of the Park' with director Ruggero Deodato and actor Giovanni Lombardo Radice in 2010. He later dropped out of the project after the death of David Hess who was set to reprise his role in the sequel.

His 9th commercially released feature film 'Robert' opened at #30 in the National UK DVD and Blu Ray Chart in August 2015, the only independent film to appear in the Top 40 that week.

The first film he produced, 'Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection', debuted at #27 on the National UK DVD and Blu Ray Chart in May 2013, the only film in the top 40 that week which wasn't produced by a major American studio. A major studio, Lionsgate, subsequently distributed the film in North America.

According to the BFI Research and Statistics booklet published in June 2016, Jones' company North Bank Entertainment ranked #4 on the list of production companies involved in the greatest number of commercially released UK feature films between 2013 and 2015. Three companies - Working Title Films, Vertigo Films and Pinewood Pictures - topped the list with a total of 9 films each for the period. North Bank Entertainment produced 8 films and had the lowest combined budget of every company on the list.

His 12th feature film 'The Curse of Robert the Doll' reached #25 in the UK National DVD Charts and #1 in the HMV New Releases Chart.

In Germany, some of his films have been re-titled and released as unofficial sequels to cult films. 'The Amityville Asylum' was released as 'The Nesting 2: Amityville Asylum', a sequel to the 1981 film 'The Nesting'. 'Haunting at the Rectory' was released as 'American Poltergeist 5: The Borley Haunting'. After the success of the original 'American Poltergeist' film in 2015, German distributors added the title to a collection of unrelated horror films so they could be released in that territory as one single series. Also in Germany, the film 'Robert' was re-named 'Robert - Die Puppe des Teufels' (Robert - The Doll of the Devil) and the film 'Theatre of Fear' was included in an 8 film Box Set entitled 'Die Grobe Horror (The Great Horror) - Clowns Deluxe Mega Box'.

His 13th feature film 'The Toymaker' finished its first week of release as the 3rd highest placed Direct-to-Video independent film in the Official UK DVD Chart. It also opened at #3 in the HMV New Releases DVD Chart in the UK.

His 14th commercially released feature film 'Cabin 28' (2017) opened in the UK at #3 in the HMV New Releases Chart and was the 5th highest placed independent DTV release in the Official DVD Chart that week.

His 16th feature film 'The Revenge of Robert the Doll' (2018) opened in the top 5 of best selling direct-to-video titles in the Official UK DVD Chart that week.

His 17th commercially released feature film 'Jurassic Predator' opened at #22 in the UK national DVD Chart, the highest placed independent Direct-to-Video title in the chart that week.

His 18th feature film 'The Legend of Halloween Jack' opened at #21 in the national UK DVD charts, the second highest selling Direct-to-DVD title of that week.

His 19th feature film 'Alcatraz' (2018) opened at #28 in the national UK DVD chart, making it the 3rd highest selling Direct-to-DVD release of the week.

He also edited the commercially released trailers for his films 'Robert' (2015), 'The Exorcism of Anna Ecklund' (2015), 'The Curse of Robert the Doll' (2016), the international version of 'The Toymaker' (2017) and 'Jurassic Predator' (2018).

His 20th commercially released feature film 'D-Day Assassins' opened in the UK as the 4th best selling Direct-to-Video release of the week, the 10th film produced by him which reached the UK Top 5 of DTV best sellers.

His 21st commercially released feature film 'Bundy and the Green River Killer' opened at #29 in the national UK DVD Chart, making it the 3rd highest selling DTV title released that week. It also reached #1 on the HMV Premiere DVD Chart.

In June 2019, he was voted #29 on Britflix Power 100's annual list of the 100 most powerful and influential Film and TV figures in the UK.

In the UK, his 22nd commercially released feature film 'Robert Reborn' reached #1 on the HMV DVD Premiere Chart, the 4th film of his to do so.

His 23rd commercially released feature film 'The Manson Family Massacre' opened in the UK as the top selling Direct-to-Video title in the national DVD chart on it's first week of release.

His 28th commercially released feature film 'The Haunting of Margam Castle' opened at #16 in the Official DVD Chart, the highest UK chart placement for any of the titles produced by North Bank Entertainment. The film was also nominated for Best Paranormal Movie at the 2020 Paranormal Entertainment Awards.