Hi. How are you?
I'm Jonathan. I believe the camera is a tool that can shake the foundations of power. I focus the lens on people building a better world. Passionate about telling stories of risk takers and their fight, I believe in the strength of the collective.
As an alum of UW-Madison in Political Science and doc|UW-Milwaukee, I am privileged to be a documentarian and video-journalist. I've worked in DC, NYC, Standing Rock, and Milwaukee with some inspiring organizations. Currently, my film team and I are in post-production on our first feature documentary - The Sacred and The Snake.
In my free time, I visit the fam, bike the city, play baseball with my niece and nephew, shoot hoops, dance poorly, and watch historically bad/bonkers movies - aka masterpieces.
WORK / PLAY
The Sacred & The Snake (a feature documentary in post-production)
The Laura Flanders Show, NYC - winner of Indie-Media award
AJ+, Fusion, BBC, The Guardian, The Center for Investigative Reporting,
Investigative Reporting Productions, Reveal, Voces de la Frontera GALA Videos,
FreeRedFawn, Voice of America, Storyhunter's "Best Untold Story of 2016"
for work with Fusion at Standing Rock.
Production Coordinator / Archivist
The Kennedy Center Honors Films, DC
Al Jazeera English's Fault Lines, DC
I've done two weddings for friends, early on in my experience
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bachelor of Arts
Political Science and a Certificate in Integrated Liberal Studies
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
a few film classes, much learning and working
Thank you old friends. The world is messed up. "I'm exhausted, you're exhausted, we're all exhausted, but we have the power to fight back and we continue to and we will" - Rami Malek
SOME MUSIC I LIKE, TUNES FROM THE ROAD
the film I'm working on
and the people who fed me and gave me a place to sleep.
Films and Pieces
Voces de la Frontera - Resistance to Trump's Wisconsin Visit - Director/DP/Editor - 2018
Line 3 Shut Down - Camp Makwa - Director/DP/Editor - 2018
Words from Red Fawn - Co-Director/DP/Editor - 2017
RISE with Standing Rock - Director/DP/Editor - 2016
Standing Rock Special: Part 1 - Director/DP/Assistant Editor - 2016
The People's Revolution at the DNC - Director/DP/Editor - 2016
Divestment Victory at Columbia University - Director/DP/Editor - 2016
Damayan Cleaning Cooperative - Director/DP/Editor - 2016
Mining and Resistance in Dinétah - DP/Editor - 2016
Baltimore - a Moment to a Movement - DP - 2015
Recovery or Removal - New Orleans 10 years Later - 2nd Camera - 2015
Kennedy Center Honors Films - 10 doc shorts - Archivist/Production Coordinator - 2013 and 2014
Fault Lines Docs - 5 pieces - Production Assistant / Intern / Gear Check - 2013
Objective: Record, mix, and design sound to create a sense of movement from different complex soundscapes.