A Crew, Director, Writer, and Producer
New York, NY
Working On: Pre-production for “The Muffin Movie” has started
“Jonathan Friedman attended James Madison University, graduating with a degree in Mass Communications. Over the years he has made use of his talents as a musician, writer, graphic designer, and filmmaker. In the graphics world, he is best known for his design of the best-selling Conversations with God books, which have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide.
In 2002 Jonathan co-wrote, produced, directed, and edited the independent feature film Moving, an irreverent comedy that drew great critical praise for its craftsmanship and ingenuity on a budget of under $9000. It was called “one of the funniest independent films of the year” by FilmThreat Magazine, won “Best Screenplay” at the Digital Visions Film Festival, and was picked up for national distribution.
Jonathan was recently awarded one million dollars in the Doritos “Crash the Super Bowl” commercial competition, winning out against over 6,000 other submissions. His commercial, “Man’s Best Friend,” was aired during the game and placed #1 on the USA Today ad meter. Jonathan resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and is working on several creative projects, including an independent feature film with his brother Matthew.” IMDB
- iGOD (Documentary), 2015
Friedman is the writer, director, and cinematographer of the documentary that “traces how the various belief systems about God have evolved into what exists in the present day, and then delves into the many questions about God that so many people have asked throughout history.” IMDB
- Moving, 2002
Writer, director, cinematographer, and editor of the feature movie about an aspiring novelist in Virginia, Ron Fervent, who “returns home one day to find his house has been stolen. Pursued by authorities and insurance agents who believe he committed the crime, Ron enlists his delusional tabloid-journalist friend John in his desperate struggle to escape.” IMDB