In memoriam, Byron Jost

April 30, 2010

The staff of VoR regretfully announces the untimely death of a fellow traveler, Byron Jost. Byron was an American film maker whose interest in the preservation of his culture and people led to the creation of the 2005 film, The Line in the Sand, a production of his company, October Sun Films. He was a lively conversationalist who was fueled by his desire to understand the complex nature of the decline of his people’s civilization and the motivation of those who have allowed our society to stray. His sense of adventure led to a life of travel across the United States and around the world. Byron had a great number of admirers, and we will all miss him.

Byron Jost

Byron Jost

The Line in the Sand

1 hour 41 minutes

Minority Rule: The Rise of Political Correctness

58 minutes


9 Responses to “In memoriam, Byron Jost”

  1. Moranen on April 16th, 2010 7:57 am

    Terrible news. How did he die?

    What about his latest film that he was making? The one with Kevin MacDonald and others, the one that he promised to be out 1-2 years ago?

    Could someone finish it?

  2. Steve(Codex) on April 16th, 2010 2:39 pm

    Byron died of a heroin overdose in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

    He had forsaken the completion of the film, Minority Rule, that he was working on well over a year ago. He was about ⅓ the way through, and what filming he did exists in small segments. We are working on getting the DVD of those segments to put together and add to this page.

    Someone could try to finish it, but that is very unlikely to be done.

  3. Steve(Codex) on April 16th, 2010 7:01 pm

    UPDATE: All six existing parts to Byron’s Minority Rule have now been added above. I just posted the version from Youtube, not wanting to re-invent the wheel. Byron’s photo is courtesy of a friend of Contstantin vH, who knew Byron quite well.

  4. John de Nugent on April 16th, 2010 8:21 pm

    I was devastated to hear this news from a German friend of Byron’s. Byron did a wonderful job filming me at the “No More Wars for Israel” conference in October 2007. (You can see his skillful use of lighting and focusing during me speech on my youtube channel (

    Tragically, Byron resorted more and more to alcohol and drugs, not listeing to his friends’ urgent advice, and thus our race lost yet another artistic, creative and idealistic man that we needed.

    I’ll see you in your next life, buddy. We miss you.

  5. roy on May 4th, 2010 11:38 am

    Just tried to purchase “line in the Sand” from October Films. Doesn’t appear they are operating as a retail store. Anyone know where to purchase the film?

  6. Steve(Codex) on May 4th, 2010 2:49 pm


    Byron operated OSF by himself. Byron discontinued activity in OSF a couple of years ago in the midst of making his second film, Minority Rule.

    AFAIK, The Line in the Sand is not available for purchase anywhere. The video is embedded at the top of this page, and you can watch it here free. You can also click here to watch it on Google video in a larger size. You can watch the six existing parts of Minority Rule below The Line in the Sand at the top of this page.

  7. vext on May 5th, 2010 9:53 pm

    This is an extremely important film, even as short as it is. The section on the Frankfurt school explains something that always mystified me. How did they saturate American graduate schools with their ideology? The answer is the immediate post war period had a huge demand for new educators. The Jewish community started an assembly line production of PhDs, then sent them throughout the country. Many were foreigners without real credentials. That issue should be explored in detail.

  8. John de Nugent on May 6th, 2010 11:37 am

    The GI Bill drastically expanded college opportunities right after the war, and prevented many of the 11 million male soldiers, sailors and Marines from becoming unemployed. My father fought in the Pacific with the Marines and on his return the campuses were so full of GIs that he had to attend Seton Hill College (Greensburg, Pa.), a previously all-girl’s college! (Actually, that had many advantages for him….;-)) I am sure lots of hiring of new professors went on for that reason….and many juze got in.

  9. Skylaire Alfvegren on August 8th, 2010 11:53 pm

    This is horrible news. I was good friends with Byron over a decade ago, in Los Angeles. I kept missing him in the short time he was back in LA, before he left for Russia. He was so excited. This is horrible. He was an inspiration, and he will be missed.