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Date of Birth 1 September 1972London, England, UK

Mini Bio (1)

Jonathan Newman is a British born writer & director. Having spent his formative years growing up in LA, he got the film bug at an early age, making short films on video. He is a graduate of the Northern Film School in Leeds.

In 2008 he was shortlisted out of 50,000 for the Hospital Club's top 100 media talents in the film category, voted for by industry peers around the country.

In 2008 his film "Swinging with the Finkels" was a runner up for the FX/Filmaka competition.

His film Father's Day won Grand Prize for JWT as part of the launch of the Ford Mustang 2010.

Between 2006 and 2007 he was a BBC new filmmaker finalist for his film Foster, which also picked up a dozen awards on the festival circuit. It was subsequently turned into a feature film in 2011 starring Toni Collette and Ioan Gruffudd and his since gone on to receive critical acclaim.

Jonathan is credited as an assistant author on The Guerilla Filmmakers' Movie Blueprint, the best-selling book on independent film.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trivia (2)

Speaks Hebrew, French and Japanese
Father is from Israel, mother is from South Africa.

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