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Jon Jones is a Los Angeles based director and editor focusing on telling imaginative stories in the genres of comedy, drama and music video. Jon graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Central Florida and soon after the film gods struck his heart with a cinema-tainted arrow. He joined a production team that created book trailers for middle-school students to inspire their interests in literature. Jon wrapped Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 and other novels into two minute video trailers utilizing high production value techniques, such as burning books dangling from fishing poles. Those projects led Jon to produce several short films and music videos, one gaining recognition as an official selection to the Los Angeles International and South By Southwest film festivals. Afterward, the film gods commanded again as they had an opening in the Ordering People Around Department, so Jon, ahem, Mr. Jones became a director.
At first he went “arsty”, shooting on black and white 16mm, hand painting film leader and even filming a multi-kingdom adventure romance involving cantaloupe and rattlesnakes. But his 30th birthday came with a new-found respect for a group known as “the audience” and Mr. Jones began to value storytelling. He pursued an MFA in Film Production at the University of Miami where his thesis film won multiple awards including Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Overall Graduate film at the 2011 Canes Film Festival. His narrative shorts and music videos have played numerous festivals and taken him to locations like India, Europe, Bermuda and the Navajo Nation. The latter to possibly find more rattlesnakes.