December 5, 2012

American Promise, is a documentary I (Jon) shot for and I am super excited to announce it just got accepted into the Sundance Film Festival.  The film was produced by my close friends Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson who are the founders of the Rada Film Group.   The film follows two young African American boys over 13 years and documents the emotional story of parenting and education as these two boys grow into young men.  Working on this film has truly been an invaluable experience and I am truly thankful to have been a part of this project. Please keep this film on your radar and follow the film on facebook.

File Under: American Promise . brooklyn . documentary . film . idris brewster . joe brewster . michele stepehenson . new york . seun summers . sundance film festival . rada film group . milk products media .

March 9, 2012

American Promise is an incredible documentary film that has been 12 years in the making.  I (Jon) had the great honor of shooting for this film and right now it is the final stages of a massive Kickstarter campaign.   They are only $9,202 away from reaching their goal of $50,000.  Please support this project by contributing $BILLZ and/or spreading the word on your favorite internet sites/tweets/facebooks etc.  The above video stars Miles, one of the sons of the filmmakers, and a Rock Band GOD - so don’t disappoint him!

File Under: american promise . documentary . kickstarter . jon stuyvesant . rada film group . donate .

August 19, 2009

When I left Chicago for Brooklyn my first job was working on Slaying Goliath. A documentary made by friends and colleagues Rada Film Group.  I was a young DP then and this is by no means my best work, but I learned a lot by working on this project - for instance -  riding a bus with no bathroom from Harlem to Florida with a band full of 5th grade boys is mind altering.  THE BIG NEWS IS THAT THIS MOVIE WILL BE SCREENING  FRIDAY 8/28 @ 6:15PM AT GENE SISKEL CENTER AS PART OF THE BLACK HARVEST FILM FESTIVAL. FOR INFO GO HERE.



File Under: Slaying Goliath . documentary . chicago . milk products media . gene siskel . jon stuyvesant . rada film group .