Jon Lee Brody is a writer/director/producer and founder of Iron Will Productions (or "Iron Will" for short). He started his career in front of the camera as an actor appearing in movies like 'Star Trek Into Darkness', 'Pawn' (with Forest Whitaker, Michael Chiklis, Nikki Reed, Sean Faris and others) and most recently 'Furious 7'. He has won awards both as a director and screenwriter on the film festival circuit and is developing multiple projects in the Film/TV/Digital realm under his production company banner. He's worked with some of the most seasoned filmmakers and actors and is excited to share some of his knowledge with the Stage 32 community.
Name: Jon Lee Brody
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Company: Iron Will
Occupation: Actor, Director, Editor, Producer and Screenwriter
Film by Cung Le (Action, Horror and Sci-Fi) Writer A six-member team is hired to retrieve a mysterious substance from an off the grid laboratory in China and end up in a web of mystery and deception.
Film by Anthony Stabley (Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance and 1 More) Miscellaneous Crew A High School Filmmaker documents his solo journey from Colorado to L. A. in search of the serial killer responsible for the murder of his girlfriend. The film intermixes home footage, real time clips and the eventual climax with the murderer.
Codename: The Dragon
TV Movie by Cung Le (Action) Actor, Producer, Director, Editor
Film by James Wan (Action, Crime and Thriller) Actor Dominic and his crew thought they'd left the criminal mercenary life behind. They'd defeated international terrorist Owen Shaw and went their separate ways. But now, Shaw's brother, Deckard Shaw, is out killing the crew one by one for revenge. Worse, a Somalian terrorist called Jakarde and a shady government official called "Mr. Nobody" are both competing to steal a computer terrorism program called "God's Eye," that can turn any technological device into a weapon. Torretto must reconvene with his team to stop Shaw and retrieve the God's Eye program while caught in a power struggle between the terrorist and the United States government.
Before Dawn Breaks
Film by Spencer Longmore (Drama) Producer, Thanks Facing eviction in less than 24 hours, a struggling veteran and his girlfriend need a miracle, but with the clock ticking and their backs against the wall, they decide to take matters into their own hands. Written by Anonymous
Film (short) by Adam Key (Drama) Producer
Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie
Film by James Rolfe (Adventure, Comedy and Sci-Fi) Actor The AVGN must overcome his phobia of the worst video game in the world to save his fans.
Transformers: Age of Extinction
Film by Michael Bay (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Stunts After the battle between the Autobots and Decepticons that leveled Chicago, humanity thinks that all alien robots are a threat. So Harold Attinger, a CIA agent, establishes a unit whose sole purpose is to hunt down all of them. But it turns out that they are aided by another alien robot who is searching for Optimus Prime. Cade Yeager, a "robotics expert", buys an old truck and upon examining it, he thinks it's a Transformer. When he powers it up, he discovers it's Optimus Prime. Later, men from the unit show up looking for Optimus. He helps Yeager and his daughter Tessa escape but are pursued by the hunter. They escape and Yeager learns from technology he took from the men that a technology magnate and defense contractor named Joshua Joyce is part of what's going on, so they go to find out what's going on. Written by firstname.lastname@example.org
TV Movie by Jon Lee Brody (Action and Comedy) Actor, Producer, Director, Writer A pair of cops on a stakeout end up getting much more than they bargained for.
Who's Afraid of Vagina Wolf?
Film by Anna Margarita Albelo (Comedy and Romance) Stunts In this eccentric all-female romantic comedy, charismatic filmmaker Anna faces a midlife crisis. She has neither job nor girlfriend, and lives in her friend's garage in Los Angeles. Just when she's about to throw in the towel, she meets Katia, who becomes her muse, inspiring her to write and direct an all-female remake of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" Surrounded by beautiful women as cast and crew, including Guinevere Turner in a tour-de-force performance, Carrie Preston, and gorgeous ingénue Agnes Olech as her smitten cinematographer, Anna destroys everything to get to the bottom of what is truly stopping her from love and life. Written by Jiilo_Kim
Star Trek Into Darkness
Film by J.J. Abrams (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Actor When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew. Written by Paramount Pictures
Film by David A. Armstrong (Crime, Mystery and Thriller) Actor An all-night diner. A cop walks in on a robbery in progress. But what happens next - and what happened just before - will change everything you think you know. The building is now surrounded. There are restless fingers on every trigger. And one very intense hostage situation is about to take some extremely shocking twists. Written by Anchor Bay Entertainment
The Book Club
Television (Comedy) Actor
Television by Christopher Lloyd (Comedy) Actor Jay Pritchett sits at the head of a large and unconventional family. Now in his second marriage to his gorgeous young wife, Gloria, Jay has been given something of a second chance. Still, old habits are hard to break, and it's trial by fire as he tries to adapt to life with the same passion and vigor that Gloria exhibits, which are matched by her precocious 12-year-old son, Manny. There are some culture clashes, a few misunderstandings, but also plenty of sweet victories along the way. Jay's grown daughter, Claire, and her husband, Phil, are the proud parents of three kids with whom they want that open, healthy, honest relationship. It's not always easy, especially when you have Haley, a teenage daughter who's growing up a little fast, Alex, a too-smart-for-her-own-good middle daughter and Luke, a scatterbrained boy. Add to this that Phil is just a big kid himself, even if he does always have the best intentions. Claire is the anchor, trying her best to run a tight ship and determined... Written by ABC publicity
Film (short) by Jon Lee Brody (Comedy) Actor, Producer, Director, Writer, Editorial department
Film (short) by Jon Lee Brody (Action, Drama and Thriller) Actor, Producer, Director, Writer, Editor Detective Waters and Detective Favor fight crime in the city of LA.
The Gruesome Death of Tommy Pistol
Video by Tommy Pistol (Horror) Actor
Film (short) by Warren Sheppard (Drama) Producer, Thanks Brian Graham receives some surprising news from one of his students that he's having an affair with. When he realizes that he's made a mistake, he must live with the consequences when his wife finds out.
Film by Brenton Covington (Drama) Actor
Film (short) by Phil Tyler (Drama) Actor, Producer Frank and Sue are a married couple who seem to have reached a breaking point in their lives. Will they fall apart? Or will they finally communicate and work it out?
The Chase: Part 2 - Enter the Mystery Woman
Film (short) by Jon Lee Brody (Action, Adventure and Comedy) Actor, Producer, Director, Writer, Stunts, Editor A cat and mouse game between two rivals. but this time a third player has entered the fray.
Film (short) by Warren Sheppard (Drama) Producer Steward is a man who has reached a point in his life where there seems to be only one way out.
Television by ShaRhonda 'Roni' Brown (Comedy) Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Thanks Six interns who are fed up with their lowly entry level jobs start an anonymous website to vent about the jobs they loathe. Soon, through many twists and turns, both hilarious and nerve-wracking, puts the 6 interns in over their heads. Only time will tell how anonymous these interns will be. Written by CREATIVE HOLIDAY
Television (Action) Actor, Producer, Director After leaving his murderous past behind for a simpler life, an ex-assassin is lured back into a world of death and deception where the truth is always the first casualty.
Television by John Rogers (Action, Crime and Mystery) Actor Former insurance claims investigator Nathan Ford heads a team of former top-criminals. They handle 'unorthodox' cases of people unlikely to get their dues through regular channels and legal procedures. That often involves stinging or otherwise scamming criminals. Nate's team is altered at times, and his professional as well as personal past repeatedly seems to catch up. Written by KGF Vissers
Film by D.J. Caruso (Action, Mystery and Thriller) Actor Jerry Shaw is an amiable slacker with an over-achieving twin brother. After his twin dies in an accident, strange things happen to Jerry at a dizzying pace: a fortune shows up in his bank account, weapons are delivered to his flat, and a voice on his cell phone tells him the police are on their way. Jerry follows the voice's instructions, and soon he and a woman he's never met are racing through the city, on to a plane, and eventually to the Pentagon, chased by the FBI. She is Rachel Holloman, a single mom; the voice has threatened her son's death if she doesn't cooperate. The voice seems to know everything. Who is behind it, what is being planned, and why Jerry and Rachel? Written by <email@example.com>
The Dark Knight
Film by Christopher Nolan (Action, Crime and Drama) Actor Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the city streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as The Joker. Written by Peteagassi
Film (short) by Richard Wolgemuth (Action and Drama) Actor Years after the destruction of his Chinese gun smuggling ring, a young ambitious Triad named Lee is opening a new underground operation in a non-descriptive warehouse in a forgotten corner of the United States. But before he can set his dealings with his new American backers in stone, he discovers that more than just bad memories and a criminal record followed him across the sea. Written by Richard Wolgemuth
Television by Anthony E. Zuiker (Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery and 1 More) Actor CSI Head Detective Mac Taylor and his team solve crimes in New York City.
Best Original Screenplay Chicago Film Festival - "Hurricane Kid"
Best Director - Action On Film Festival
Best Original Screenplay Illinois International Film Festival - "Legacy"