Jonathon began his career in 1997 working as an actor on stage and screen in Australia and the UK for over ten years before studying filmmaking at the VCA in 2004. In 2009, Jonathon completed a Director’s Attachment on Neighbours where he went onto direct over 100 episodes.
In 2012 Jonathon founded the commercial production company Crankyfish, where he developed, produced, executive produced and/or directed hundreds of screen projects for many leading agencies and brands, including several original factual and scripted projects, culminating in being named as a ‘One to Watch’ by the Screen Producers of Australia in 2017.
In 2019, Jonathon directed the teen drama Erinsborough High before co-founding Venn: a production company, consultancy, and hub for best practice screen practitioners, while completing an Executive MBA. At Venn, Jonathon splits his time as a content strategist/director/EP, as well as working as a management consultant, with a focus on leadership, culture and change within the screen and creative industries.
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Screen Producers Australia respectfully acknowledges the people of the Yugambeh language region, the traditional owners of the lands on which we met. We thank the traditional custodians for welcoming us all onto their lands.
We acknowledge and pay respects to them and all their descendants both past and present. We also acknowledge the many Aboriginal people from other regions as well as Torres Strait and South Sea Islander people who now live in the local area and have made an important contribution to the community.