CV:  JONAH JAMES WYN PUGH

Role at Kullur TV Ltd.:  Co-Founder  /  Filmmaker  /  Director  /  Cinematographer  /  Editor

Location:  London, UK

Date of birth: 9th July 1979

Email: jonah@kullur.tv 

Mobile: +44 (0) 7909 684 811

www.jonahjames.com   /   www.kullur.tv   /   www.1take.tv

Summary: Jonah is a film director, editor and cinematographer, specialising in documentary, advertising and narrative content. Founder of production company and branding think tank Kullur TV, Jonah works with networks, brands, publishers and advertising agencies to direct, shoot and edit video content for online and broadcast.

Below is a range of films (in reverse chronological order) that Jonah has made, with overview of the project, his role and a viewing link:  

Cross X Monocle (Brand Short): How to Live In The City

A film made for Cross pens, in collaboration with Monocle Magazine and Hugo MacDonald, a published author.  With a focus on London, New York and Tokyo, this film is a poetic discussion on Urbanism, showcasing three pens Cross had recently designed, inspired by The Chrysler Building, Big Ben and SkyTree building in Tokyo.  This film was the first time Monocle had departed from their trademark style of static camera (tripod only) filmmaking, and part of my responsibility was to develop the visual palette for Monocle commercial films going forwards.

Role: Filmmaker - Producer, Director, DP, Editor, Colourist

Bentley (Online Miniseries): The Extraordinary World of Art

Below are two episodes from a six part series of films for Bentley in partnership with Harpers Bazaar Magazine.   Responsibilities included developing the format and structure with the internal creative director and producer, planning each episode before starting production. 

Role: Filmmaker - Producer, Director, DP, Editor, Audio (Record and Mix), Colourist

 

Kenwood Wines/ TBWA (Adverts): Crafting The Earth, Crafting The Fog

Below are two of four commercial spots made for Kenwood wines, part of the Pernod Ricard group, to showcase their vineyards in Sonoma County, California.  Agency was TBWA.

Role: DP

Mercedes X Monocle (Brand Documentary): 

A short documentary showcasing Mercedes’ groundbreaking autonomous driving technology.  Shot in Stuttgart and Chicago, we interviewed the engineer responsible for the development of the project and the CEO of the digital mapping company that provides the data that supports the technology.

Role: Filmmaker - Producer, Director, DP, Editor, Audio (Record and Mix), Script, Colourist

96 Ways To Say I Love you (Comedy Short Film):

Working with Writer Director Daisy Aitkens, this comedy short film was made last year, with a strong cast including David Tennant, Nina Sosanya, Joel Fry, Ingrid Oliver and Olivia Lee.  The film has screened at festivals and resulted in a feature film deal for Daisy Aitkens.

Role: DP, Editor, Colourist

Campari X Monocle (Branded Documentaries):  

Two of four films made for Gruppo Campari, in collaboration with Monocle Magazine.  Shot in Sicily and Turin, the films showcase two of Gruppo Campari key brands, Cinzano and Averna, looking at the history, identity and cultural importance of these Italian staples.  

Role: Filmmaker - Director, DP, Editor, Audio (Record and Mix), Script, Colourist

 

Krug X Monocle (Branded Documentaries): 

Three of six films made for Krug Champagne in collaboration with Monocle Magazine, as part of their Krug Lovers campaign.  Shot in The Cotswolds, London, Munich and Milan, these films are portraits of three high profile Krug Lovers, each of whom are among the best in their respective fields - a Salmon Smoker, an Editor-in-Chief and a Cashmere manufacturer.

Role: Filmmaker - Director, DP, Editor, Audio (Record and Mix), Script, Colourist

Samsung X Monocle (Brand Documentaries):  

Two of four films made for Samsung for the release of the Galaxy S4.  Filmed as portraits of Massimo Bottura, founder and head chef at Osteria Francescana and John-Egil Kristiansen, founder of Fibonacci, a chain of cafe-bakeries in Mallorca, they are case studies in entrepreneurial passion and success.

Role: Filmmaker - Director, DP, Editor, Audio (Record and Mix), Script, Colourist

 

Eastpak/ Richie Culver (Portrait/ Documentary):    

A portrait of contemporary fine artist Richie Culver, covering his charitable collaboration with Eastpak for their AIDS charity campaign.

Role: Filmmaker - Producer, Director, DP, Editor, Audio (Record and Mix), Colourist

 

Alexander James (Portrait/ Documentary):  

A portrait of contemporary fine artist and photographer Alexander James.  This was the first time in his career that he let a filmmaker into his studio and was an intimate portrayal of an artist at work.  

Role: Filmmaker - Producer, Director, DP, Editor, Audio (Record and Mix), Colourist

 

Omega/ Bazaar At Work (Online Miniseries):  

A series of film portraits for Harpers Bazaar, about influential women in business.  

Role: Filmmaker - Producer, Director, DP, Editor, Audio (Record and Mix), Colourist

  

Toyota Corolla/ Saatchi (Online Adverts):  

As part of the campaign to launch the new Toyota Corolla in Canada, two films were made - one in English and one in French. Capturing the honest reactions of people driving the new model, the concept was that members of the public were helping name a new car brand, and only found out it was a Corolla at the end of the film.

Role: Co-Director and DP.

 

Swadhaar/ Shaw Foundation (Documentary): 

A short documentary shot in the slums of Mumbai, India, showcasing the work of an emerging micro-finance company that only lends to women.  

Role: DP, Editor, Audio (Record and Mix), Colourist

 

Vitalait/ Shaw Foundation (Documentary):

A short documentary shot in the countryside of Tunisia, to showcase the work of a dairy co-operative that enables micro-farmers to make a living off the milk generated by their herds. 

Role: DP, Editor, Audio (Record and Mix), Colourist

 

The Venice Architectural Biennalle/ Monocle Magazine (Editorial Documentary):  

These two films showcase the highlights of the Venice Biennalle, interviewing some of the most influential architects of our time. 

Role: Filmmaker - Director, DP, Editor, Audio (Record and Mix), Colourist

 

Arles Photographic Festival/ Monocle Magazine:  

This film showcases the highlights of the Arles Photographic Festival, interviewing the festival director and other key people and exhibitions from the festival.

Role: Filmmaker - Director, DP, Editor, Audio (Record and Mix), Colourist

 

Shop Bazaar (Online Miniseries):  

Working with Jo Glynn-Smith, Harpers Bazaar’s Retail Editor, this mini series showcased new collections by high end fashion brands, with key recommendations from each collection in each episode. Collections included Jimi Choo, Tom Ford, Coach, LK Bennett and the Sloane Street Association.

Role: Filmmaker - Director, DP, Editor, Audio (Record and Mix), Colourist

 

Jaguar/ Harpers Bazaar - The Ladies of Downton Abbey

I frequently make behind the scenes films for the cover shoots of Harpers Bazaar and Town and Country and this one was a collaboration between Jaguar and Harpers Bazaar. 

Other cover shoots listed below with Rachel Weisz, Michelle Dockery, Alexa Chung, Lupita Nyon’O, Margot Robbie, Lily James and Rosie Huntington Whiteley.

 

1Take TV

Co-founder of online music show which showcased undiscovered artists from around the world.  Over two years we made 180 films, and generated several million views across online video platforms.  We received industry recognition for the quality of our video and audio production as well as the selection of artists, becoming a key platform for A&R in London.   Below are some examples of the format, and to find out more, please visit http://www.1take.tv.