Film

UNWELCOME (2023)

Londoners Maya and Jamie (played by Hannah John-Kamen and Douglas Booth) escape their urban nightmare by moving to the tranquility of rural Ireland – only to discover malevolent, murderous goblins lurking in the gnarled, ancient wood at the foot of their new garden. Additional cast includes Golden Globe nominee Colm Meaney, Jamie-Lee O’Donnell (DERRY GIRLS), Chris Walley (YOUNG OFFENDERS), and Kristian Nairn (GAME OF THRONES).

Coming to a cinema near you… soon!

“It was an absolute pleasure to work with Jon. He is a fantastic collaborator. He knows what he wants and you trust him which gives you great confidence as an actor to play. I never heard him shout once while making UNWELCOME; he leads from the front with a cool head and a cheeky smile. It would be a joy to work together again.”

DOUGLAS BOOTH, ACTOR

ROBOT OVERLORDS (2014)

Earth has been conquered by robots from a distant galaxy. Survivors are confined to their homes and must wear electronic implants, risking incineration by robot sentries if they venture outside.

Through the ruins of a British seaside town a gang of defiant kids set out to join The Resistance. Hot on their heels is their old teacher turned robot collaborator Mr Smythe, (Ben Kingsley), and his captive Kate (Gillian Anderson).

“A British sci-fi blockbuster, a must-see for all the family.”

HENRY FITZHERBERT, SUNDAY EXPRESS

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5 minutes from ROBOT OVERLORDS. With Ben Kingsley and Gillian Anderson.

“Jon has a fantastic imagination, delivers strong performance, gives 100% and is a pleasure to work with. All excellent qualities for a director – I would wholeheartedly recommend him to any production. Keeping calm under pressure and managing large scale productions is not easy, especially in the post Covid world – and I am consistently impressed with Jon’s ‘can do’ attitude without creative compromise.”

PIERS TEMPEST, PRODUCER

GRABBERS (2012)

Bloodsucking, tentacled aliens invade a sleepy Irish island. The locals discover that the monsters are allergic to alcohol… and head to the pub. With Ruth Bradley, Richard Coyle and Russell Tovey.

Winner of a “best actress” IFTA (the Irish equivalent of a BAFTA) for Ruth Bradley. Winner of “best film” audience awards at five international film festivals.

“A romantic but surprisingly scary monster movie that feels like a lost Amblin flick, shaken and stirred with a dash of THE GUARD… The surprise is just how beautifully Wright’s film works… The film deserves to find an audience both here and overseas. Like Gareth Evans’ THE RAID it’s not only a finely crafted tribute to a long-lost style of filmmaking but it stands up in its own right too.”

DAMON WISE, EMPIRE MAGAZINE

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5 minutes from GRABBERS. With Ruth Bradley, Richard Coyle and Russell Tovey.

“Having worked on the visual effects for all four of Jon’s feature films, the last three as VFX supervisor, I must be a glutton for punishment. Either that, or I jump at the chance to work on Jon’s films, knowing that he’s a brilliant guy to collaborate with – knowledgeable, decisive, demanding, pragmatic and, most importantly, willing to trust his VFX department. What’s up next?”

PADDY EASON, VFX SUPERVISOR

TORMENTED (2009)

“They bullied him until he committed suicide. But death doesn’t stop him taking revenge – one by one his former classmates get picked off in increasingly brutal and bloody ways.” With Tuppence Middleton, Alex Pettyfer, Dimitri Leonidas, Tom Hopper, Olly Alexander, James Floyd, April Pearson, Calvin Dean and Georgia King.

“A smart horror-com that’s easily a match for its US counterparts”

SFX MAGAZINE

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“Jon is an Assistant Director’s delight to work with. He creates a superb atmosphere on set which allows for all the cast and crew to give of their best knowing it will be appreciated. His meticulous attention to detail and preparation helps to create a shooting schedule that is the best possible plan to achieve each day. As we all know the best of plans can go wrong, Jon reacts quickly and calmly to problems and adjusts without losing quality in his work, or indulging in unnecessary overtime costs.”

TERRY BAMBER, 1ST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR