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for calls from the United States: +1 (323) 251 1930

for calls from Germany/WhatsApp: (+49) 0 1590 4861384


Where I Work

Based in Los Angeles and Munich.

Accommodations in New York, Beijing, Hongkong, Taipei, Cologne and Zürich.

Work authorizations for the US and the EU.


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

Academic Honors

  • 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


Curriculum Vitae

since August 2018

August 2016 - August 2018

August 2014 - May 2016

October 2010 - January 2014

June 2010

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

GPA: 3.89

The University of Memphis.

MA in Film and Video Production

GPA: 4.0

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

BA in Media Studies and Audiovisual Publishing

GPA: 4.0

Abitur at Bildungszentrum Markdorf am Bodensee

GPA: 4.0

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