Jasper Sharp was born in 1971 and raised in the rural idyll of Devon, England, though has subsequently gone on to live in Montreal, Amsterdam, Finland, and Tokyo and has traveled extensively over four different continents. As well as curating the Japanese program of London's Raindance Film Festival, his writings on film have appeared in publications all over the world, from the US to Russia to Taiwan, including Variety, SFX, Film International and 3d World. He has also worked as a computer programmer on the Douglas Adams game Starship Titanic, and as a video editor for a UK shopping channel, where his featurette on a non-stick frying pan dazzled housewives across the nation.
Jasper Sharp is the author of Behind the Pink Curtain: The Complete History of Japanese Sex Cinema (FAB Press) and the Historical Dictionary of Japanese Cinema (Scarecrow Press), as well as co-author, with Tom Mes, of The Midnight Eye Guide to New Japanese Film (Stone Bridge Press). He is currently based in London where he runs Zipangu Fest, a festival dedicated to Japanese film. Jasper also co-directed, with Tim Grabham, the feature film The Creeping Garden.
Co-editor of the premier English language film website on Japanese cinema, MidnightEye.com.