Working in film and video was never a career choice for Jonathan – it was simply his default position! By the time he’d graduated high school he’d made 8 or 9 short films, including the screwball comedy “May the Best Man Win” and the musical satire “SCHOOL! The Musical”. The multi award-winning black comedy “Some Kind of Crazy” and the fantasy-adventure “10 Minutes” soon followed, representing major technical and creative milestones.
In 2007 Jonathan founded Progressive Pictures, which encompassed a range of video services from creative development and production to live event coverage and corporate video. By 2012 Progressive Pictures had grown to become one of Sydney’s premiere Corporate Video production houses, having worked on major training and communication projects for Integral (Endeavour) Energy, QBE Insurance, Stockland Group, 2and2, the NSW Government and many others.
At Progressive Pictures, Jonathan specialised in large-scale, scripted training scenario’s featuring large casts and a complex camera methodology, bringing a cinematic flavour and emotional hook to corporate learning and development. These experiences represented invaluable lessons in marrying his creative impulses with a strict corporate pragmatism.
In 2012, Jonathan partnered with eLearning company 2and2
to write, direct and produce all video for the Lend Lease EH&S Passport program, which went on to win
the prestigious Platinum LearnX Award
and “Best in Class” at the U.S. Interactive Media Awards
. In early 2013, Progressive Pictures and 2and2 continued their collaboration on the Energy Efficiency Assist program for the Australian Industry Group and the Difficult Conversations education tool for the Fair Work Ombudsmen.
Jonathan has come to appreciate the delicate balance between art and commerce, a common interest he shares with TEN ALPHAS
founder Nick Bolton. With the slew of digital innovations, it’s an exciting time for the filmmaker and as Creative Director Jonathan’s ten years of production experience will help bring Ten Alphas to the forefront of digital content creation.
With the slew of digital innovations, it’s an exciting time for the filmmaker. TEN ALPHAS is at the forefront of digital content creation.
With the “Relativity” web series, Jonathan has married an old-fashioned serial adventure with big questions about humanity’s place in the universe. And with the feature film “Rough Stuff”, his love of the Wild West and thirst for far-off adventure is married to questions of certainty and doubt in our polarised political climate.