Citizen Jones is a television and film production company formed by one-time American Film Institute classmates Jonah Bekhor and Jonas Bell Pasht.
Bringing cinematic style and storytelling to unscripted entertainment, Citizen Jones projects have been seen on televisions, in movie theaters and across new digital platforms.
Citizen Jones is based in the historic Mack Sennett Studios in Los Angeles. With offices in both LA and Toronto, Citizen Jones produces on both sides of the border.
Jonas Bell Pasht is a Toronto-born, Los Angeles-based television and film producer. Among his television credits is the upcoming THREADS UNSTITCHED for fyi, THE REAL FUTURE for Fusion, and the Baron Davis-hosted HOW I ROCK IT for Esquire Network.
His film credits include the horror/musical 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 International Film Festival and SXSW ’13, and the Slamdance-winning comedy YOU MIGHT AS WELL LIVE.
Digital series credits include THE GQ HANGOVER LAB for Condé Nast Entertainment/GQ, WEIRD THREADS for Fusion, DRINK INC. for Electus Entertainment/Hungry, and the award-winning branded style film Tokyo/Glow.
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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