Jon started in the film industry as a Production Manager then Line Producer on several feature films and major television dramas. In 1996 he joined the production department at Working Title Films overseeing all of Working Title’s feature films and television projects at that time. A year later he helped David Goldesgeyne set up the Jerwood Film Prize and produced the BAFTA-nominated short film Eight, Stephen Daldry’s film directing debut. Jon has recently produced the feature film, Hunky Dory.
In 1999 Jon along with Natascha Wharton set up WT2, Working Title’s low budget film label. In the same year he produced his first film, Billy Elliot and in 2000 won the NOVA award from the Producers’ Guild of America, an exceptional honour awarded to an outstanding achievement by a new producer. Jon’s next film was My Little Eye, directed by Marc Evans, which although a very different film to Billy Elliot, again achieved critical and box-office success.
Billy Elliot was his first foray into theatre, but since the award-winning success of Billy Elliot the Musical in London, he has gone on to produce the show to critical acclaim around the world. Alongside his theatre duties Jon also has his own film production company Big Pond Productions. Jon is currently producing a feature film, Hunky Dory.Return