Jonathan Knowles

Film Director

Mid Level
Leeds, United Kingdom
Locked Pro Plan feature


About me

I started out as a director/producer when I was 17. I graduated in 2012 and I've been chipping away developing my craft ever since. If you'd like to get a better sense of what I'm about then please watch my projects. My side hustle is acting for video games and animation and my past credits include the PS4 released 'Eastshade', the cult success 'Lorelai', and the Kickstarter backed 'Popup Dungeon'.


  • Film Directing
  • Film Producing
  • Film Editing
  • Commercials
  • Adverts
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Adobe Flash
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Film

Companies I’ve worked with

  • A

    Aizen Digital

    • D5 Media

      D5 Media

      • Media Production
    • L

      LM Vintage Publishers

      • S

        Studio Digital

        Work history



        LM Vintage Publishers

        Nov 2019
        • United States
        • Freelance
        • Ryan (founder) first hired me to deliver the novel trailer for his book 'Love and Hate'. Since then, I have delivered three more short commercials for Ryan and he has now got me involved as a screenwriter on the feature adaptation of his novel, as a project manager for ghostwriting service and obviously, as a trailer producer which is offering as an add on service to his clients. Ryan is someone I continually work with.


        DOP/Camera Operator

        Studio Digital

        Jan 2019
        • Manchester, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • James Cunliffe (founder) hires me to shoot for him on occasion. This year, I shot two projects for James. I operated the second camera on an events video for Johnnie Johnson Housing, and I was also DOP for a business promo for Bury based Dental Practice Smiles Better. I work alongside James on a continual basis.


        Filmmaking (Various Disciplines)

        D5 Media

        Sep 2012
        • Huddersfield, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • D5 Media always supported me on the productions I lead and I often hire Gav (founder) as a DP and editor. In turn, when Gav leads a project, D5 Media hire me in various capacities: creative consultant, grip, producer, sound operator, and I have even narrated one of their videos - a project I self-recorded and edited as well. I have worked on numerous projects for Cosmic Drifters, Mirfield Boat Company, Naomi Cherri Gough Foundation, and Test Instrument Solutions in this capacity. I work with Gav on an ongoing basis.


        Camera Operator

        North Star Digital

        Jul 2018 - Jul 2018
        • Penrith, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • I operated cameras for the Wannsee Music Festival for 2 days of live music.



        Aizen Digital

        Sep 2014 - Sep 2018
        • Leeds, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • I co-scripted/produced a couple of shorts while I was at Aizen. I also rough chopped numerous reels and helped out with casting and hiring on numerous projects including one for international security giant Paycasso. Myself and Miren (founder/director) still plan on collaborating in the future. He just colour graded and provided VFX for one of my short films and no doubt, I will produce or write for him in the future.




        Sep 2014 - Oct 2014
        • Warrington, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • I edited keynote speeches at Future Decoded by the like of Professor Brian Cox. The project was commissioned by Microsoft.



        Sep 2011 - Sep 2012
        • Salford, United Kingdom
        • Course: Professional Broadcast Techniques Grade: First-class Honours Followed a two year HND in Media Production (Distinction)