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Jonathan is an award-winning director of film & TV. Equally acclaimed for his work in comedy and drama, his television credits include The End (SeeSaw Films/Foxtel/Sky Atlantic), Rosehaven Series 1,2 & 3 (Guesswork TV/ABC Australia/SundanceTV), Ronny Chieng: International Student (Sticky Pictures/Comedy Central US/ABC Australia), The Family Law (Matchbox Pictures/SBS/NBCU), Sammy J and Randy in Ricketts Lane (Sticky Pictures/ ABC Australia/Netflix), The Time of Our Lives, Series 1 & 2 (Amanda Higgs/ABC Australia), It’s a Date Series 1 & 2 (Princess Pictures/ABC Australia), Wonderland (Fremantle/Channel 10 Australia), Coverband (TVNZ/thedownlowconcept), The Pretender (Great Southern TV/TV3 NZ), Spirited (John Edwards/Foxtel), The Insider’s Guide to Happiness (Gibson Group/TVNZ), Trails of Napier (Rhys Darby/HBO, pilot), The Unauthorised History of New Zealand & Eating Media Lunch (GSTV/TVNZ) and Outrageous Fortune (South Pacific Pictures/TV3).
With a great affinity for working with comedians, he has won two Australian Directors’ Guild Awards for Best Director, Comedy – in 2016 for his work on Sammy J & Randy in Ricketts Lane and again in 2018 for Rosehaven.
He has also made several acclaimed short films including The Model (Official Selection Cannes Film Festival), Permanent Wave (London & Sydney Film Festivals), No Ordinary Sun (‘Best Short Film’ New Zealand International Film Festival 2005 / Official Selection Edinburgh / Hof / Slamdance) and Snowmen (in competition, Interfilm Berlin/ Pacific Meridian Film Festival).
In addition, he has directed over 40 episodes of television, including Legend of the Seeker and Power Rangers for the American market through ABC/Disney and Saban Entertainment.