Jonah Zeiger

Jonah Zeiger

Actor, Director, Host/presenter, Producer, Screenwriter, Filmmaker and Creative Executive

Chicago, Illinois

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About Jonah

Jonah Zeiger is an producer, director, actor, writer, professor, and programmer for film, television, theatre, live events and public programming. He as created award-winning short films and pilots and has feature, documentary, and web content in development. He is Vice President and Chair of Programming for IFP Chicago where he champions entrepreneurial empowerment for filmmakers. He was one of the key architects of the School of Cinematic Arts at DePaul University where he brought in A-list talent such as Werner Herzog, Tim Robbins, and Paula Wagner for the multi-cam Visiting Artists Series which he founded. He also initiated the partnership with Cinespace Studios. He holds an MFA from NYU Graduate Film School.

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  • The Art Police

    The Art Police (2015)
    Film (Short, Action and Thriller) Producer When Harry Scribner writes himself into a prison of his own imagination, only his fictional characters can break him out.

  • DePaul VAS Presents: A Conversation with Steve Levitan, Creator of Modern Family

    DePaul VAS Presents: A Conversation with Steve Levitan, Creator of Modern Family (2014)
    Video (Talk-Show) Producer Steve Levitan, creator of ABC's Modern Family, discusses his career in television with Jose Soto, television producer and visiting professor at DePaul University.

  • DePaul VAS Presents: A Conversation with Werner Herzog

    DePaul VAS Presents: A Conversation with Werner Herzog (2014)
    Video (Talk-Show) Producer Add a Plot »

  • DePaul VAS Presents: A Conversation with Tim Robbins and Sister Helen Prejean

    DePaul VAS Presents: A Conversation with Tim Robbins and Sister Helen Prejean (2013)
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  • DePaul VAS Presents: A Conversation with Bob Odenkirk

    DePaul VAS Presents: A Conversation with Bob Odenkirk (2012)
    Video (Talk-Show) Producer Add a Plot »

  • The King of URLs

    The King of URLs (2012)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Producer Alexander GiMetti is The King of URLs, the premier seller of Internet Domain Names and a divorced father of one. Dogged by crippling debt and a shaky business model, GiMetti enlists the support of two neighborhood kids to help launch his new empire. Written by Anonymous

  • DePaul VAS Presents: A Conversation with Christine Vachon and Tommy O'Haver

    DePaul VAS Presents: A Conversation with Christine Vachon and Tommy O'Haver (2012)
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  • Big Fish

    Big Fish (2003)
    Film (Adventure, Drama and Fantasy) Miscellaneous Crew United Press International journalist Will Bloom and his French freelance photojournalist wife Josephine Bloom, who is pregnant with their first child, leave their Paris base to return to Will's hometown of Ashton, Alabama on the news that his father, Edward Bloom, stricken with cancer, will soon die, he being taken off chemotherapy treatment. Although connected indirectly through Will's mother/Edward's wife, Sandra Bloom, Will has been estranged from his father for three years since his and Josephine's wedding. Will's issue with his father is the fanciful tales Edward has told of his life all his life, not only to Will but the whole world. As a child when Edward was largely absent as a traveling salesman, Will believed those stories, but now realizes that he does not know his father, who, as he continues to tell these stories, he will never get to know unless Edward comes clean with the truth before he dies. On the brink of his own family life beginning, Will does not want to be the ... Written by Huggo

  • The Good Son

    The Good Son (2003)
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  • Baseball Wives

    Baseball Wives (2002)
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  • Love in the Time of Money

    Love in the Time of Money (2002)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew New York serves as a backdrop for a cast of characters in search of love, lust or lucre including a woman who makes awkward moves on the man renovating her SoHo loft, an embezzler, a sleazy artist and a phone psychic. Written by Anonymous

  • The Laramie Project

    The Laramie Project (2002)
    TV Movie (Drama and Crime) Miscellaneous Crew Moisés Kaufman and members of New York's Tectonic Theater Project went to Laramie, Wyoming after the murder of Matthew Shepard. This is a film version of the play they wrote based on more than 200 interviews they conducted in Laramie. It follows and in some cases re-enacts the chronology of Shepard's visit to a local bar, his kidnap and beating, the discovery of him tied to a fence, the vigil at the hospital, his death and funeral, and the trial of his killers. It mixes real news reports with actors portraying friends, family, cops, killers, and other Laramie residents in their own words. It concludes with a Laramie staging of "Angels in America" a year after Shephard's death. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

  • Stefan's Silver Bell

    Stefan's Silver Bell (2001)
    Film (Drama and Short) Camera and Electrical Department A fairy tale about innocence, hidden truths, and a relationship: Stefan follows Roosevelt on a journey to the big city. But when Stefan is haunted by visions of a boy and his horse, Roosevelt struggles to take back control. As the line between dream and reality dissolves, Stefan is forced to make an unimaginable choice. Written by Sam Zalutsky

  • The Failure of Pamela Salt

    The Failure of Pamela Salt (2001)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department In this short comedy about success, failure and crushing the competition, a 29-year-old medical school reject moves back home, only to discover her 11-year-old neighbor is a singing, dancing cardiologist prodigy.

  • The Mad Songs of Fernanda Hussein

    The Mad Songs of Fernanda Hussein (2001)
    Film (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Add a Plot »

  • Helicopter

    Helicopter (2001)
    Film (Short, Animation and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department In the aftermath of a helicopter crash, a young man tries to remember his mother's face. An autobiographical tale of love, rock'n'roll, and loss.

  • Dream Machine

    Dream Machine (2001)
    Film (Short) Camera and Electrical Department An American girl's beautiful song in a lonely New York karaoke bar catches the attention of an ultra-hip Japanese boy. Convinced she is his dream come true, he attempts to win her over despite his lack of English.

  • Domestic Disturbance

    Domestic Disturbance (2001)
    Film (Crime, Mystery and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Susan Morrison is getting married to wealthy industrialist Rick Barnes. Danny, her teenage son with ex-husband Frank, isn't happy about this; he stows away in Rick's car one night, planning to go to Frank's house. But while there, he witnesses Rick murdering mysterious stranger Ray Coleman. Problem is, Rick's managed to dispose of most of the evidence, and he's considered a pillar of the community, while Danny has a history of lying. Frank believes him, though, and does some investigating of his own, as Rick's shady past slowly catches up to him and his new family. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

  • Ghost World

    Ghost World (2001)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew This is the story of Enid and Rebecca after they finish the high school. Both have problems relating to people and they spend their time hanging around and bothering creeps. When they meet Seymour who is a social outsider who loves to collect old 78 records, Enid's life will change forever. Written by eric from Mexico City

  • The Sopranos

    The Sopranos (2001)
    Television (Crime and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew An innovative look at the life of fictional Mafia Capo Tony Soprano, this serial is presented largely first person, but additional perspective is conveyed by the intimate conversations Tony has with his psychotherapist. We see Tony at work, at home, and in therapy. Moments of black comedy intersperse this aggressive, adult drama, with adult language, and extreme violence. Written by David Fowler

  • Ice Fishing

    Ice Fishing (2000)
    Film (Short) Camera and Electrical Department Somewhere in the dead of freezing winter, a kid of about 13 lives with his older sister Wendy and his single mom, who works nights at a bar. The youth, Rob, is in search of a father. When he and Wendy miss the school bus one morning, they knock on the door of their neighbor, Randy, who gives them a ride. It turns out that Wendy is meeting a boyfriend and intends to skip school. Rob figures out how to convince Randy to let him miss school as well, and the two of them will go ice fishing. Maybe Rob has found that father figure he longs for. That night, events take an unexpected turn. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

  • Mary and Rhoda

    Mary and Rhoda (2000)
    TV Movie (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Actor The old friends from "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," Mary and Rhoda, are reunited, only to discover that Mary has a daughter named Rose and Rhoda's daughter is named Meredith. Written by Matthew D. Wilson <mdw1900@rit.edu>

  • Clipped

    Clipped (2000)
    Film (Short) Actor He rubs feet; she cuts hair - So what if she's twice his age. In a New York City hair salon, Evan Offenberg finally discovers why most boys his age have stopped letting Dad cut their hair.

  • Dead Battery

    Dead Battery (2000)
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  • Come On

    Come On (2000)
    Film Second Unit Director or Assistant Director In this new series of short films eight women from different countries and cultures try in vain to terminate passionate relationship with their off-camera lover. Each film focuses on one women and one man represented subjectively as the camera itself. The goal for all is to leave their lover, but the reasons change as we move from New York to Paris, Spain, India and Korea. Written by Anonymous

  • True Confessions of a Sushi Addict

    True Confessions of a Sushi Addict (1999)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Producer Tina had never eaten Sushi until her date took her to a Japanese restaurant. She never met her date again, but the sushi stayed. And in large quantities! Tina can't stop anymore. She has to eat sushi, nothing else tastes good anymore. Hundreds of dollars she spends on the Japanese fish delicacy. Until one time it goes wrong. Her credit cards are blocked. The ATM won't turn out, while the waitress waits for money. Tina is broke, but still addicted. There must be more ways to get sushi without paying. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

  • Gideon's Egg

    Gideon's Egg (1999)
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  • Chutney Popcorn

    Chutney Popcorn (1999)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Reena is a young Indian American lesbian who lives and works in New York. Her sister Sarita, who is happily married, discovers that she is infertile. Reena offers to be a surrogate mother for her sister's baby, hoping to improve her relationship with their mother, who disapproves of Reena's sexual orientation. Reena has second thoughts when her girlfriend Lisa feels left out. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

  • Kalin's Prayer

    Kalin's Prayer (1999)
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  • Spent Nation

    Spent Nation (1999)
    Film (Short) Camera and Electrical Department Dirt and Maggie are on the road in search of the "real America." When they realize this theme is a disappointing myth, Dirt begins robbing gas stations, attempting to recreate a uniquely American act. At least that's what Maggie thinks.

  • The Kinsey 3

    The Kinsey 3 (1999)
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  • Drive

    Drive (1998)
    Film (Thriller and Short) Camera and Electrical Department Dennis' father is suddenly terribly ill and needs a new kidney. Dr. Regens tells him there's no other option than to obtain a new kidney from the organ mafia. The Desperate Dennis follows Regens' advice, travels across the country to buy the kidney and after some trouble is ready to travel back. To keep it fresh, Dennis keeps the kidney in a suitcase full of ice. Now the hardest task begins: transport the kidney back to his father. While the ice keeps melting, the first problem arises when the police do a routine checkup at the border. Written by Arnoud Tiele (zelva@tiele.nl)

Awards

  • Platinum REMI for Dramatic Original Short, Houston WorldFest
    (2015)

Education

  • New York University (New York, NY)
    (1996-2004)

  • Hampshire College (Amherst, MA)
    (1987-1991)

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