Jonathon Crewe

WRITER and DIRECTOR


Jonathon graduated from Reading University in 2003 with a BA Film and Drama (First Class) and subsequently formed The Human Factory filmmaking collective where he wrote and directed a number of award nominated short films, including the internationally exhibited sci-fi short Quantum. Returning to academia he completed Royal Holloway’s Skillset Accredited MA Feature Film Screenwriting (Distinction) in 2009. His debut feature screenplay Donna4Eva was shortlisted for a David Lean Award and he was subsequently commissioned to write three feature screenplays for Fireback Films. He teamed up with various production companies where he wrote and directed three award nominated short films, culminating in the internationally acclaimed American Gun, distributed by Renderyard. He has also worked on radio drama where he has written and directed three feature length plays, Tangier and Toy Soldier, both broadcast on Resonance FM, with Entangled due for broadcast in Autumn 2016. Jonathon was subsequently commissioned by WhoSaid? Theatre to adapt Toy Soldier for a two week run at the Brockley Jack Theatre. He’s recently completed a fully-funded PhD Creative Writing at Surrey University, where he also lectured in Screenwriting, Filmmaking and Creative Writing. He is a Lecturer in Film Production at The University of West London. Jonathon recently finished shooting his debut feature film, Face2Face, which is currently in post-production, due for release in 2018.

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LATEST NEWS
MAY 2017
NEW WRITERS

Jonathon Crewe sits on the
Visual Storytelling panel at the Surrey New Writer's Festival, Guildford 6th May 2017

JANUARY 2017
West London Lectures

Jonathon Crewe becomes Lecturer in Film Production at the University of West London.


NOVEMBER 2016
THE FUTURE IS NOW (OR VERY SOON)

Entangled 3

ENTANGLED, written and directed by Jonathon Crewe, is to be broadcast on
Resonance FM on 16th November at 8pm and 17th November at 9am.

'An ex-quantum physicist is struggling to continue his existence in society. The strains of his monotonous job and his crumbling relationship with his wife drive him back towards his secret past. With the help of the mysterious Professor, he is able to reconstruct the machine that once before led to his downfall.'

It will be followed by an interview with
Professor Jim Al-Khalili discussing quantum physics.

OCTOBER 2016
THE FUTURE IN THE PAST

ENTANGLED to be broadcast on
Resonance FM in November, more details to follow...

OCTOBER 2016
WRITER'S BROCK

Jonathon Crewe, writer and director of Toy Soldier, chairs a panel discussion after a performance at the Brockley Jack Theatre with ex-SAS paratrooper Robin Horsfall and Human Rights Lawyer Clare Collier.

SEPTEMBER 2016
TOY SOLDIER STAGE INVASION

TOY SOLDIER runs for two weeks (27th Sep - 8th Oct) at the
Brockley Jack Theatre.

AUGUST 2016
TOY SOLDIER DATES ANNOUNCED

TOY SOLDIER will run from 27th September to 8th October at the
Brockley Jack Studio Theatre. For more information or to buy tickets click the logo below;

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JULY 2016
TOY SOLDIER INVADES STAGE
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TOY SOLDIER by Jonathon Crewe, produced by Who Said Theatre will premiere at The Brockley Jack Theatre and run from 27th September to 8th October 2016. More details to follow...

MAY 2016
EXISTING SOON - ENTANGLED
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MAY 2016
FACE WRAP
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The FACE2FACE shoot wraps and enters post-production.

MARCH 2016
THE FACE OF FACE2FACE

New poster launch for Face2Face
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MARCH 2016
TOY SOLDIER INVADES

Toy Soldier is picked up by
Who Said Theatre and is to be adapted for stage for an off west-end production in Autumn 2016.

FEBRUARY 2016
FACE LAUNCH

Face2Face - Feature Film project in association with the University of Surrey officially launches. We're trying to raise money and any donations over £5 will get an invite to the cast and crew screening - cheaper than a cinema ticket.

https://www.facebook.com/face2faceofficial/
https://www.gofundme.com/face2faceofficial

FEBRUARY 2016
GUEST WRITER

Los Angeles based actor and director John Montana shares his thoughts on filmmaking in these
guest articles.

DECEMBER 2015
FACE2FACE CAST OFF

Cast announced for Face2Face - Oliver Church as Mark, Robin Holdaway as Laura, Louis Turner as Edward, Isabel Goldby-Briggs as Amber and Ethan Taylor as Jeff.
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NOVEMBER 2015
FEATURE FILM PROJECT LAUNCHES

Casting and crew call go out for new feature film project written by and to be directed by Jonathon Crewe.


OCTOBER 2015
ENTANGLED INTERVIEWS

Jonathon Crewe interviews Jim Al-Khalili. To be broadcast Autumn 2016.
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Jim Al-Khalili, James Hollis, Jonathon Crewe

OCTOBER 2015
QUANTUM FIXIT

Quantum changes it's name to ENTANGLED.


OCTOBER 2015
QUANTUM REACHES FOR THE STARS

Professor Jim Al-Khalili confirmed for a cameo in Quantum. Jonathon Crewe will also record an interview discussing quantum physics with Professor Al-Khalili on 21st October.

SEPTEMBER 2015
WRITING COMMISSION

Jonathon Crewe joins actors/producers
Adrian Annis and Vanessa Mayfield as lead writer on their new feature film.

JUNE 2015
QUANTUM THEORY PUT INTO PRACTICE

Quantum recorded on 27th June at the
Institute of Sound Recording, Surrey.
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JUNE 2015
QUANTUM MUSIC AND CASTING

The full cast for Quantum has been announced; Ethan Taylor, Jane Turner, Simon Stallard, Florence Battersby and Chris Read.

The soundtrack will be composed by Dan Tarbuck.

Recording to take place on 27th June at the
Institute of Sound Recording, Surrey, with Sound Engineer James Holliss.

MAY 2015
QUANTUM CALL

Casting call goes out for Quantum radio play.

MAY 2015
QUANTUM GETS SERIOUS

Physicist Matt Elliot of the University of Surrey joins the Quantum radio play project.

JULY 2014
TOY SOLDIER BROADCAST

'TOY SOLDIER' was broadcast on
Resonance FM on the 21st and 22nd July. It was followed by a panel of legal and military experts discussing the issues raised by the play. To listen to TOY SOLDIER and for more information, click here.

JULY 2014
FEATURED ARTICLE ON UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
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Jonathon Crewe's feature article detailing the background to his radio play 'TOY SOLDIER' is published on the
University of Surrey's website.

JULY 2014
TOY SOLDIER ON AIR

'TOY SOLDIER' will be broadcast on
Resonance FM at 8pm on 21st July, followed by a panel of human rights, legal and military experts discussing the issues raised by the play.

More information to follow...

JUNE 2014
JONATHON CREWE AWARDED STUDENTSHIP

Jonathon Crewe is awarded a full faculty studentship at the University of Surrey to complete a PhD English and Creative Writing.


JUNE 2014
TOY SOLDIER PANEL DISCUSSION TO BE RECORDED AT RESONANCE FM, LONDON.

A panel of human rights and legal experts will be joined by an ex-SAS paratrooper to discuss the issues raised by the play.


MAY 2014
AMERICAN GUN IN NEW YORK
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'AMERICAN GUN' screened in the Official Selection at the American Online Film Awards Spring Showcase

Tickets and passes can be purchased by clicking this
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Watch the film and trailer here

APRIL 2014
PRIVATE TOY SOLDIER

‘TOY SOLDIER’ cast and crew listening at Hamilton House, Bristol


MARCH 2014
JONATHON CREWE AT G-LIVE

Jonathon Crewe sits on the Scriptwriting Panel at the
Surrey New Writers Festival 2014

JANUARY 2014
AMERICAN GUN STATE SIDE

‘AMERICAN GUN’ selected for the
American Online Film Awards, New York, USA - May 2014

OCTOBER 2013
JONATHON CREWE JOINS SURREY UNIVERSITY

Jonathon Crewe joins the
University of Surrey to teach undergraduate courses in Scriptwriting, Creative Writing and the Arts in Britain.

JULY 2013
TOY SOLDIER RECORDING

Toy Soldier - a feature length radio play written and directed by Jonathon Crewe is recorded at Dockside Studios, Bristol


JULY 2013
AMERICAN GUN GETS DISTRIBUTION

‘AMERICAN GUN’ has been taken on by
RENDERYARD for online distribution. Follow their channel here.