Jonathan is an actor, writer, director & producer. He received a Bachelor in Film and TV from Bond University school of film and television, with an emphasis in directing and writing. He worked as a set designer under the direction of art director Gabor Norman (MAGGIE, BEAUTIFUL BOY) on a number of pictures. He executive produced his first feature CAR JACKED, starring Stephen Dorff and Maria Bello, under the guidance of producer Dan Grodnik (POWDER).
Jonathan attended the Beverly Hills Playhouse and began his acting career with teachers Art Cohan and Michael Petted. He also studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London under the direction of Tilly Vosburgh, later returning to the Beverly Hills Playhouse. As an actor, he starred in the indie features: MOBSTER KIDS, QUARANTINE LA, SEVENTY-NINE, and TREASURE HUNTERS. He then spent time studying at the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute and appeared in the film STAR CROSSED alongside Mischa Barton.
Jonathan wrote, produced and co-starred in the feature film, DESOLATE, which is where he met producing partner, Jordan Foley. DESOLATE stars Will Brittain, Callan Mulvey, Tyson Ritter, Bill Tangradi, Natasha Bassett and James Russo. It premiered at the Mammoth Film Festival in February of 2018, winning Best Director and the Audience Award for Best Feature.
Jonathan and Jordan formed Mill House Motion Pictures after their collaboration on DESOLATE. They produced their first feature under the banner, ALL SQUARE in June/July 2017. The film was directed by John Hyams (UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING) and stars Michael Kelly, Josh Lucas, Tom Everett Scott, Pamela Adlon, Isiah Whitlock Jr, Harris Yulin and Yeardley Smith. ALL SQUARE recently premiered at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival winning the Audience Award in the Narrative Spotlight section.
The second film under MHMP is called, ALONE, and is currently in post. It was also directed by John Hyams, and stars Jules Willcox, Marc Menchaca and Anthony Heald.
Jonathan is currently in development on several feature film and
television properties for Mill House Motion Pictures.
Jordan is an independent film & television producer and consultant currently in post production on three features: DESOLATE, directed by Frederick Cipoletti - starring Will Brittain, Callan Mulvey, Tyson Ritter and James Russo; ALL SQUARE, directed by John Hyams - starring Michael Kelly, Josh Lucas, Pamela Adlon, Tom Everett Scott and Harris Yulin; and ALONE, directed by John Hyams, starring Jules Willcox, Marc Menchaca and Anthony Heald.
His first feature film, THE OPEN ROAD, was written and directed by Michael Meredith, and stars Jeff Bridges, Justin Timberlake, Mary Steenburgen, Kate Mara, Ted Danson, Lyle Lovett and Harry Dean Stanton. It was released theatrically in August of 2009. His second feature, PUNCTURE, premiered at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival and was released theatrically later that year. PUNCTURE,
directed by Adam and Mark Kassen, stars Chris Evans, Michael Biehn, Jesse L. Martin and Vinessa Shaw.
Jordan has also produced several short films with award
winning filmmakers and actors.
Aside from producing, Jordan has consulted and assisted in the packaging of multiple feature films, including SMALL TOWN SATURDAY NIGHT, starring Chris Pine and John Hawkes, QUANTUM QUEST, starring Chris Pine, Samuel L. Jackson & James Earl Jones, HESHER starring Natalie Portman and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as well as a documentary, which he Executive Produced called, FISHTAIL, with Harry Dean Stanton.
Jordan’s television experience includes producing shows for National Geographic, the Reelz Network, MSNBC, “Catfish” for MTV, “Bizarre Foods Delicious Destinations” for the Travel Channel and Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias’ show on Fuse, “Fluffy Breaks Even”.
Aside from being an independent producer, Jordan has worked as a financial/business affairs and creative/development consultant for several independent film/television production companies. As a consultant, he was responsible for developing content, packaging talent, grooming & closing investors and managing a staff of creative & production employees.
Prior to producing and consulting, Jordan spent two years in New York City in business & legal affairs at Miramax Films where he developed relationships with executives across the industry. He spent time working in International Sales assisting on multiple foreign pre-sales deals. While at Miramax / Dimension, he worked with countless studio execs, agents, managers and filmmakers on multiple award winning films, box office successes and independent classics. Jordan is a member of the Producers Guild of America and the Directors Guild of America. He received his BA in Liberal Arts from St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN in 2001.