Jonathan Yudis is the president and creative director of Infinite Entertainment Now, a visionary media company based in Los Angeles and Maui, Hawaii.
Jonathan's feature film credits include Walt Disney's "Pocahontas II: Journey To A New World", "Columbus Day" (starring Val Kilmer), and the outrageous international cult comedy hit "Pervert!". His Television credits as a writer, producer, and director include shows for: Discovery Channel, Travel Channel ("Crime on the Move"), Court TV ("Badge of Courage"), and Spike TV's "Ren & Stimpy". His media campaigns have garnered multiple Telly Awards and include: "Peace in 5 Years" (2009) and "Christ in Gethsemane" (2011).
Jonathan was born and raised in Philadelphia where he developed his creative interests in acting, writing, and directing from a young age. He graduated with high honors on the Dean's list from New York University - Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Film and Television Production.
His NYU films played in festivals internationally and won various awards including: "Perpetual Descent" selected for Holocaust Remembrance Day, "Eclipse" (Producer) which premiered at the Telluride Film Festival and won the Student Academy Award - Gold Prize. His film "Union" (Director/Writer/Producer) was an official selection at the Krakow International Film Festival and won 'Best Director' at the New York First Run Film Festival.
Jonathan was the commencement speaker and received his MFA from the Directing Discipline at the American Film Institute. His AFI thesis film "Spirit Rising" was a finalist at the Angelus Awards, won `Best Short Film' at the Firstglance and Atlantic City Film Festivals, and received distribution through Hypnotic Films. After his graduation from AFI, Jonathan was named a semi-finalist in the Chesterfield Writing Competition and completed "Hands", a feature documentary about the celebration of life at the Burning Man Festival.
Along with film making, Jonathan is a author, speaker, actor, artist, and yogi. He loves the outdoors and has backpacked extensively throughout the United States, India, Nepal, Tibet, and Peru. He has practiced Yoga since 1993 and is a certified Yogi Siromani that teaches Kundalini Yoga and the workshop "The Yoga of Film Making" at seminars and festivals throughout the United States. He lives every day with an attitude of gratitude!
Name: Jonathan Yudis
Occupation: Actor, Director, Producer and Screenwriter
Christ In Gethsemane
Film by Infinite Entertainment Now Director/Producer/Writer
Peace In 5 Years
Internet by Infinite Entertainment Now Director
Film by Triggerstreet Productions Executive Producer
Film by Infinite Entertainment Director/Producer
Film by Infinite Entertainment Director/Writer
Film by Odessa Films Producer
Film by Yin Yang Productions Director/Producer/Writer
Telly Award "Christ In Gethsemane"
Telly Award "Peace In 5 Years"
Davey Award "Peace In 5 Years"
Communicator Award "Peace In 5 Years"
W3 Award "Peace In 5 Years"
Student Acadamy Award - Gold "Eclipse"
American Film Institute
New York University