Jon Reiss

Jon Reiss is an award-winning producer and director, named one of "10 Digital Directors to Watch" by Daily Variety. His work has screened at prestigious film festivals around the world, including Sundance, Toronto, Berlin, Tribeca, Los Angeles, Rotterdam, Seattle, New Directors/New Films, and Sao Paulo, among others. As a result of this success, Reiss has built a dedicated global film audience. Reiss graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Economics, Magna Cum Laude at the University of California, Berkeley and earned a Master in Fine Arts in Film and Television Production at the University of California, Los Angeles. Jon Reiss started working in film in 1981 with Target Video until 1983, where he worked on numerous documentaries of the West Coast punk explosion many of which were titled "Underground Forces". Bands and artists documented during this period include Black Flag, The Dead Kennedys, The Circle Jerks, T.S.O.L., Zev, Johanna Wendt, The Cramps, Iggy Pop. He traveled extensively in Europe screening the work and filming European punk rock bands in the early primitive years of video projection.



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