Murder mystery based on the PD James novel THE MURDER ROOM. Season two, episodes 5 & 6 for Channel 5 and AMC. Written by Helen Edmundson.
“Jon is a true actor’s director. He creates the best possible conditions for creative work and then pays close attention. I’ve rarely felt so held, so valued or so relaxed on set. What’s more, I trust his taste. He is the real deal.
He manages to protect space for the proper exploration of each scene without ever wasting time or falling behind schedule. The result is a dynamic, organic, overwhelmingly positive atmosphere on set, in which every member of crew is able to make a committed, energetic, decisive contribution.
I would work with him again in a heartbeat.”BERTIE CARVEL, LEAD ACTOR
Comedy drama starring Joe Gilgun, Michelle Keegan and Dominic West. Season two, episodes 4, 5 & 6 for Sky Max.
“Jon’s perceptive approach to directing, his enthusiasm and patience make him a joy to work with. Adept at directing comedy and drama, as well as sci-fi and horror genres, Jon’s real strength lies in innately understanding how best to serve the script which very much makes him a writer’s director and someone I look forward to working with again.”ALEX GANLEY, WRITER
Season one, episodes 4, 5 & 6 for Sky Max. Written by Danny Brocklehurst.
“Confident and hilarious… Uproarious comedy drama.”THE TELEGRAPH
“One of the year’s best new comedies… A winner.”THE OBSERVER
“Friendship, love, hope, fear, ambition, humour, guilt and chaos tumble in warm and human fashion out of BRASSIC, a worthy successor to TV series SHAMELESS and film TRAINSPOTTING.”METRO
OUR GIRL (2017)
Military drama with Michelle Keegan, Luca Pasqualino and Shalom Brune-Franklin. Season three, episodes 3 & 4 for BBC One.
“Having worked with Jon on OUR GIRL he has entered my pantheon of Gods. He moves seamlessly from adrenaline pumping action to quiet, still two handers with the deft touch of a director at the top of his game. The cast and crew all felt so confident with Jon at the helm; always cheerful, always hard working, always resilient to whatever production throw his way.”TONY GROUNDS, CREATOR & WRITER
THE GOOD KARMA HOSPITAL (2017)
Medical drama set in an Indian hospital with Amanda Redman, Amrita Acharia, James Floyd and Neil Morrissey. Season one, episodes 5 & 6 for ITV One.
(An aside: Dan is referring to the seventies Japanese TV series MONKEY…)
“Jon was born from an egg on a mountain top. OK, that’s not actually true, but like a directing demigod he always finds new and innovative ways to tell stories. I loved what he did on THE GOOD KARMA HOSPITAL and am looking forward to working with him again in the future. Although he looks physically weak he is actually tough as dried on Weetabix. The nature of Jon is irrepressible!”DAN SEFTON, CREATOR & WRITER
“The director of the quirky and original film GRABBERS brought to the first series an intelligent understanding of story and performance that made his contribution to this production unique and special.”STEPHEN SMALLWOOD, PRODUCER
ORDINARY LIES (2016)
Drama with Matt Di Angelo, Griff Rhys Jones, Angela Griffin and Judi Shekoni. Season one, episodes 5 & 6 for BBC One.
“Jon was amazing on ORDINARY LIES. His tireless work with the actors to bring out stunning performances coupled with his visual flair created three episodes that were beautiful, moving and thrilling. I was delighted with the drama we created together.”DANNY BROCKLEHURST, CREATOR & WRITER
“Five episodes in it is time to acknowledge that Danny Brocklehurst’s episodic serial is one of the best dramas on television.”ANDREW BILLEN, THE TIMES