Citizen Jones brings cinematic style & storytelling to unscripted entertainment.
Formally launched in 2014 by one-time American Film Institute classmates Jonah Bekhor and Jonas Bell Pasht, Citizen Jones is a full-service production company, whose TV credits include series for Discovery Communications, A+E Networks and NBC Universal, among others.
Citizen Jones is based in the historic Mack Sennett Studios in Silverlake, Los Angeles. With offices in both LA and Toronto, Citizen Jones produces on both sides of the border.
Jonas Bell Pasht began his career as an independent film producer at age 17, when his first short film was acquired by HBO Family. Since then his productions have spanned film, TV and digital, and together with producing partner Jonah Bekhor, he has built Citizen Jones into a thriving, full-service production company for cinematic, unscripted entertainment.
Bell Pasht’s recent TV series credits include the upcoming How To Build a Rocket Ship for The Science Channel, Style Unzipped for FYI, Real Future for Fusion, and How I Rock It for The Esquire Network.
Bell Pasht’s film credits include Stage Fright (with Minnie Driver and Meat Loaf) which premiered at the 2014 South By Southwest Film Festival, where it was acquired by Magnolia Pictures/Magnet Releasing. Additional feature credits include Lunarcy! for Epix, which premiered at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival and SXSW ’13, and the Slamdance-winning comedy You Might As Well Live for eOne Films.
His digital series credits include The GQ Hangover Lab for GQ/Condé Nast Entertainment and Weird Threads for Snapchat/Fusion. He also produced The Man Who Sells Moon Lots, which is one of the most-ever viewed films in the New York Times “Op-Docs” series.
Bell Pasht holds a masters degree from the American Film Institute.
Since the inception of Citizen Jones, Jonah Bekhor has created and produced content for everything from movie theaters to mobile devices. His most recent credits include the feature film, LUNARCY! (Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival 2012, SXSW 2013), the television series HOW I ROCK IT which he co-created and executive produced for the Esquire Television Network, and his feature directorial debut THE FINAL MEMBER, which will be released by Drafthouse Films in theaters across America in Spring 2014.
Jonah’s work across film, television, and digital platforms has earned numerous awards from festivals and organizations including the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the CINE Golden Eagle Awards, and a Mobifest Award for excellence in mobile content. Originally from Toronto, he is a graduate of the American Film Institute where he was the recipient of the Stan Margulies Award Scholarship. Jonah serves on the AFI Alumni Executive Board, and he co-runs a mentoring program to help transition current AFI fellows into the profession.
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