Jonothan has been making television for almost twenty years. He began his career as an on-screen reporter for STV news, delivering edited packages and presenting live broadcasts. From there he won a place on the BBC’s production training scheme where he worked on a variety of factual and entertainment programming from Top of the Pops to the Edinburgh Festival. In 2006 Jonothan moved to Sydney, Australia where he produced and directed on two travel shows for the Foxtel network.
Back in the UK, Jonothan’s first films as a Series Producer/Director was Sky Living’s smash hit “Claire Richards: Slave to Food”. The series received an overwhelming public response, launched an accompanying book and is still often broadcast.
In 2012, Jonothan joined Storyvault Films to make ‘Inside Guinness World Records’ for ITV1 and soon followed that up with 2013’s ‘Me & My Guide Dog’ for the same channel. The latter was another smash hit with 5 million viewers, leading to a swift re-commission. These follow-up films will air on ITV in June 2015.
Aside from his work for broadcast television, in 2014 Jonothan’s short documentary ‘Being Stavros’ won a number of awards on the international film festival circuit before being acquired by the Guardian online where it topped the ‘most popular’ chart. It is currently being developed as a drama feature.
Based in Glasgow, Jonothan will be spearheading the Storyvault Scotland venture in which the company intends to establish and build a new creative base to produce a wide range of high-quality programmes for all terrestrial and the best digital channels.