Jonas is a Cinematographer from Lake Constance, Germany.
His work has been broadcast on national television in Germany, China and the United States. His most recent feature, the science-fiction thriller All Terrain, was produced by Oscar-winner Gray Frederickson (The Godfather, Apocalypse Now) and is one of the world’s first 3D 360° VR feature films.
He received two European Cinematography Awards, a European Independent Film Award and was nominated for two Golden Eagles.
Jonas holds an MFA from Florida State University, an MA from the University of Memphis and a BA from the University of Mainz and he has taught classes in cinematography and film at all three institutions between projects.
In his free time he plays the guitar, listens to the Beatles or canoes on Lake Constance.
Film and Cinematography Awards
Asian Cinematography Award - for A Familiar Stranger
2 European Cinematography Awards - for My Wife Is a Chicken and A Familiar Stranger
European Independent Film Award - for My Wife Is a Chicken
London Gold Movie Award - for Ms. Piggy
New York Cinematography Award - for My Wife Is a Chicken
Worldfest Houston Gold Remi - for The Invisible Man and the Blind Girl
Best Comedy at Sunset Film Festival Los Angeles - for Dirty Money
Best Film at Film Festival Melbourne - for Dirty Money
Audience Choice Award at Ramsgate International TV and Film Festival - for Dirty Money
DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) Scholarship for Graduate Studies Abroad
DAAD-ISAP Scholarship for Academic Exchange
M^3-Stipend of the universities of Mainz, Memphis, Indiana and the ZDF
Liu Multicultural Scholarship of Syracuse University
Feirstein Brooklyn College Scholarship
Graduate Assistantship at the College of Motion Picture Arts at Florida State University
Graduate Assistantship at the University of Memphis
Outstanding Achievement in Creativity Award of the University of Memphis
Campbell Excellence in Pedagogy Award of the University of Memphis
since August 2018
August 2016 - August 2018
August 2014 - May 2016
October 2010 - January 2014
Cinematographer in Los Angeles and Munich.
Instructor for Cinematography at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz.
College of Motion Picture Arts at Florida State University.
MFA in Cinematography
The University of Memphis.
MA in Film and Video Production
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
BA in Media Studies and Audiovisual Publishing
Abitur at Bildungszentrum Markdorf am Bodensee