Citizen Jones is a television and film production company formed by one-time American Film Institute classmates Jonah Bekhor and Jonas Bell Pasht.
Upcoming 2014 Citizen Jones projects can be seen in movie theaters, on television, 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 television and film producer. Together with his Citizen Jones partner Jonah Bekhor, Bell Pasht created and executive produced the Esquire Network original TV series HOW I ROCK IT, which profiles stylish icons from across the entertainment, sports and music landscapes. Hosted by NBA star Baron Davis, the first season of the series features David Lynch, John Varvatos, Jason Lee, Jim James and Marcus Samuelssen, among many others. 2014 will feature a variety of new Citizen Jones original series for cable and digital platforms.
Bell Pasht’s film credits include the horror/musical STAGE FRIGHT (featuring Minnie Driver and Meat Loaf) which premiered at the 2014 South By Southwest Film Festival, where it was acquired by Magnolia Pictures. Additional feature credits include the moon-themed feature 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.
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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