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Jonathan Liebesman


Jonathan Liebesman was born in Johannesburg, South Africa on September 15, 1976. He would remain in his home country, studying filmmaking at the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance, until 1996; that year, he traveled to New York City to visit his cousin who was attending New York University. Soon after the visit, ... See full bio »

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Darkness Falls
Thu, Aug 05 10:15 AM PDT on HBO2 (519)
Darkness Falls
Thu, Aug 05 1:15 PM PDT on HBO2 (512)

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(2003)

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 2022 Halo (TV Series) (4 episodes) (post-production)
- Episode #1.9 (2022)
- Episode #1.8 (2022)
- Episode #1.6 (2022)
- Episode #1.5 (2022)
 2016 The Shannara Chronicles (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Chosen: Part 2 (2016)
- Chosen: Part 1 (2016)
 2011 Battle Los Angeles (directed by)
 2005 Rings (Video short)
 2000 Genesis and Catastrophe (Short)
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Other Works:

Audio commentary for the film Darkness Falls (2003) with James Vanderbilt, Jason Shuman and William Sherak.
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Personal Quote:

[on directing Battle Los Angeles (2011)] I think that what we were trying to do was make a war movie that had aliens, rather than do an alien movie that just had soldiers as an afterthought. It was an opportunity to to try and examine what an alien invasion would be really like, from the point of view of a platoon.

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Studied at AFDA Film School in South Africa. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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