Jon Reiss is a critically acclaimed filmmaker whose feature films Bomb It, Better Living Through Circuitry and Cleopatra’s Second Husband have premiered at Tribeca, Sheffield, Full Frame, BFI London, Big Sky, Rotterdam and have all been released theatrically in the US and broadcast/streamed throughout the world. He recently was a producer on the series In the Making for PBS and Firelight Media that follows the lives and journeys of emerging BIPOC cultural artists who bring insight and originality to their artistic craft.
He is currently in production on Dangerous and Disturbing: The Mark Pauline Story about the legendary artist, inventor, provocateur.
He began his film career at the notorious Target Video where he not only shot seminal bands such as Black Flag, Iggy Pop, Throbbing Gristle, The Cramps an subsequently directed numerous music videos for The Black Crowes, Slayer, Danzig and the notorious Happiness in Slavery for Nine Inch Nails.
We are excited to announce that Think Outside the Box Office — Jon Reiss’ groundbreaking step-by-step nuts and bolts guide to distributing and marketing a film — celebrated its third printing last year.
Jon has also co-authored Selling Your Film Without Selling Your Soul which presents a series of in-depth case studies examining the ways that today’s filmmakers are approaching new distribution models.
Reiss also contributes to Filmmaker Magazine, Indiewire, Screen Daily, Moviemaker Magazine and other publications.
Jon Reiss is a media strategist who helps filmmakers and companies navigate the new distribution and marketing landscape. He has worked with and consulted for IFP, Paramount Studios, the Sundance Institute, Screen Australia, Film Independent, Creative Scotland, The South Australian Film Corporation and numerous film schools and festivals to devise ways to educate and help independent filmmakers in the new economic landscape. He has conducted master classes around the world and was the Senior Lab Leader of the IFP Filmmaker Lab for ten years. He also teaches at the Film Directing Program at Cal Arts.