Jonathan Langager is a Student Academy Award winning filmmaker based in Los Angeles.
After spending his adolescence painting and playing the piano, Jonathan majored in music at Carleton College, with a minor in sneaking around campus making short films. After a brief sojourn in New York City working in politics, production design, and municipal government, he moved to Los Angeles to attend USC graduate film school.
His thesis film “Josephine and the Roach,” a comedic fantasy involving an interspecies love affair, has played at numerous festivals, winning awards at Slamdance, San Francisco IndieFest, Cleveland International Film Festival, Arizona International Film Festival, Newport Beach Film Festival, and USA Film Festival. It won the College Television Award for Best Short Comedy and Best Director, the USC Faculty Award for Best Director, and a Student Academy Award in the Narrative Category. It has received the Charles and Lucille King Foundation finishing funds, and the ASC Heritage award for cinematographer Damian Horan. His absurd fruit ballet, “Fruit Loop,” was screened at the DGA theater as part of the First Frame Film Festival.
Jonathan has created commercials and animations for such brands such as Fresh Step, Secret Deodorant, vitaminwater, UNO, and Benjamin Moore.
He is currently represented by Alex Hertzberg at Hertzberg Media and Greg Pedicin at Gersh..