Jonn Herschend

Raised in a midwestern amusement park, Jonn Herschend's film work explores fiction, reality and the narrative structures that we employ as a way to explain the chaos and clutter of our everyday lives.  His films have been screened nationally and international, most often in the context of art museums and galleries. Recent exhibitions include Den Frie Contemporary Art Center in Copenhagen, Denmark;  the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Whitney Museum of American Art.  He is a two time Golden Gate Award winner at the San Francisco International Film Festival and is currently co-founder and creative director of the experimental publication THE THING Quarterly.  

He is currently at work on a feature length narrative film. 

[bio courtesy of the filmmaker] 


Recent Reviews

Everything is Better Now

So gloriously strange.

We are Not Having Any Trouble in Our Department Despite What You've Heard

Plays with the form. Fun. Wish it was even shorter.

Pastoral no.5

Really quite lovely. Cute.

Self Portrait as a PowerPoint Proposal for an Amusement Park Ride

Definitely more entertaining than the concepts looks on paper, and surprisingly poignant...

Embrace of the Irrational

It's always fun to watch things devolve into comedy chaos but this was not an overwhelmingly funny film. That, or I have no sense of humor. Try the film, maybe...