Director BIO: Jonathan Hammond (WE ALL DIE ALONE)

Jonathan Hammond is a two-time Emmy nominated writer/director. He is the co-recipient for grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Justice and Peace, as well as accruing a San Diego Film Award for Best Writing and nominations for Best Director and Picture, two consecutive San Diego Film Con Challenge wins for Best Film, four San Diego 48- Hour Film Project Awards for Audience Choice, Four Points Film Challenge Award for Best Ensemble, San Diego CityBeat Weekly Best Of, three Indie Short Fest awards including Best Screenplay, a two-time KPBS Explorer recipient, and a WOMAS winner for Best Screenplay. He is also the winner of Best Writing for 2016 San Diego International Fringe Festival and his work was selected for the New Playwrights Festival at The Old Globe in San Diego. His essay will be featured in the new book, “The Whole Alphabet.” He attended University of Illinois and NYU Tisch School of the Arts before moving to San Diego.

Director Statement

I have a deep love for the films by Tarantino, DePalma, Scorcese and Edgar Wright. Sadly, the actor in me knows that there will never be any gay characters in these films and no gay actor will have the chance to have as much fun as the other guys- so I wrote this film that pays homage to some of my favorite filmmakers but also has my own personal twist. My main objective, however, is for the audience have a very fun 14 minutes and perhaps have a laugh or two.

By lgbttorontofilmfestival

Festival occurring twice a year. In Toronto in June. And in Los Angeles in September. Showcasing the best of LGBT Short Films and Screenplays from around the world.

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