Unsigned: Jon E Price

December 2, 2015 / Signed/Unsigned

By The Beak Street Bugle

A promising self-taught director with a relevant ad agency background.

Jon E Price is a self-taught director who grew up in Southampton on a diet of VHS film and 90s rap before moving to Birmingham to study, where he developed skills in concept writing and art direction.

After graduating he schooled himself in filmmaking in the day and worked at a comedy club by night before moving to London to work at a 3D design studio. He quickly showed interest in producing and directing content and did so for many sports, lifestyle and car brands, before working in advertising.  

Jon left Havas Worldwide last year to focus solely on directing. His latest film, Underneath the Noise is a short doc about the funding cuts in British Basketball challenging the 2012 London Olympics legacy. Starring players from North & East London and featuring poet James Massiah, the film celebrates London’s raw talent. It premiered on Dazed Magazine’s Doc X channel and the film received a Vimeo Staff Picks, Jon’s second. 

Whether it’s a factual piece or a narrative film, authenticity is important in his work and he likes to explore character led pieces, unearthing personal nuances.

Jon’s debut short film ‘Wander With Me’ is a coming of age tale about two mods, shot on location in North Wales. The film was scored by Joe Newman and Gus Unger-Hamilton of Alt J, giving the film mass appeall helping it receive great online success.

He continues to develop his portfolio, creating branded content, pitching on music promos and has a couple of short films in development.

Watch some of his work here:

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