Born and raised in Germany, Jonny has a passion for travel, he has lived in different
locations around the world and is currently based in Covent Garden, London. Jonny
is a Filmmaker who is currently studying towards an MA in Filmmaking with
Raindance (Film Festival) while concentrating on his debut feature film as a
writer/director. He trained in Prosthetics/Special Make-Up FX at Gorton Studios in
2013 and has worked on a number of high profile feature films since. He also
attended the NFTS (Number 1 film school in the world) for a while too, and has
worked on a number of video projects for people in the fashion and music industry
(The Prodigy/One For Sorrow/D.A.V.E The Drummer). Jonny also completed a BA
(Hons) in Film Studies, gaining a 2:1 from LSBU where he was awarded the Course
Director's prize on graduation.
Before turning his attention to film, Jonny has worked on and off as a Body Piercer since being trained in Leeds in 2000, which has included a high number of celebrity clientele. He managed his own piercing studio in Leeds and since 2004 worked for Metalmorphosis (Full Time/Part Time and sporadically) at five of their stores and most of the annual music festivals and trade shows – But right now he works at the Head Office/Studio only!! He has been able to pierce pretty much anything for 15 years, but due to changed laws of London boroughs, he no longer does below the waist genital piercing in Hackney (which seemed to have somehow/accidently become his specialty in the Soho days).
As well as being in love with all aspects of Film, Jonny's roots are grounded in
skateboarding, graffiti, photography and music (Punk/HipHop/Techno) - he studied
Music Technology in Leeds College of Music, has had exhibitions as an artist, been a
circus performer where he did juggling and extreme fireshows in Ibiza, Thailand and
the UK, and also promoted his own club-nights. Jonny has had a couple of his short
films played at film festivals and once worked as a Cinema Projectionist which
helped ignite the film bug even more. Recently Jonny’s feature script ‘Spiked’, based
on a London Body Piercer, got into the quarter finals of a Hollywood screenwriting
competition – so keep your eyes open for Spiked in the future. Jonny is now on his
final run as a body piercer – so if you want something done by him, better come visit
the Hackney head office before he jumps back over to the film industry.
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