JON SANHUEZA

WRITER.PRODUCER.DIRECTOR

Born in Newport, RI, Jon Sanhueza began his career in the arts as a theater actor, with such roles as Hank in Marvin's Room and King Philip II in The Lion in Winter. He studied design and model-making at the Rochester Institute of Technology. After migrating to Los Angeles, he studied acting at the Theatre Group Studio and the Ivana Chubbuck Studio. In 2006 he was part of the ensemble production, The Art of Being, performing for audiences in Hollywood, Austin, San Antonio and Chicago. That same year he wrote, produced and directed his first film, a ten minute short dealing with teen suicide.

He would go on to direct his first feature film, Delicate Playthings, in 2009. A dark and twisted romantic thriller starring Miles Anderson and Katharine Emmer. His follow-up, a 15 minute post-apocalyptic horror film, Our Parents Lied, had a successful festival run, receiving a nomination for best narrative short at the 2016 Blackbird Film Fest.

His latest directorial effort, currently out to festivals worldwide, is Engagement; a pilot presentation for an hour-long drama series about three dysfunctional siblings dealing with the loss of their parents.

He resides in Los Angeles, patiently waiting on the next and final season of Game of Thrones.

... Well that was disappointing. : /

AWARDS

2019 Final Draft Big Break

Quarterfinalist

Hostile Creatures

2019 Stage 32 5th Annual Feature Screenplay Contest

Semifinalist

Hostile Creatures

2019 Austin Film Festival

Second Rounder

Hostile Creatures

2019 Scriptapalooza

Semifinalist

Hostile Creatures

2019 Page International

Quarterfinalist

Hostile Creatures

2018 Final Draft Big Break

Quarterfinalist

Mass Exodus

2018 Blow-Up Arthouse Film Fest

Official Selection

Engagement

2018 Orb Media Group

Quarterfinalist

Mass Exodus

2017 Final Draft Big Break

Quarterfinalist

Falling Stars

2017 Oaxaca Film Festival

Official Selection

Guilt

2016 Blackbird Film Fest

Official Selection & nominated for Best Narrative Short

Our Parents Lied

2016 Cape Fear Independent Film Festival

Official Selection

Our Parents Lied

2016 Miami Independent Film Festival

Official Selection

Our Parents Lied

2016 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards

Official Selection

Our Parents Lied

2016 Scriptapalooza

Quarterfinalist

Onna-bugeisha

2015 Austin Film Festival

Second Rounder

Guilt

2015 Final Draft Big Break

Semifinalist

Guilt

2015 Page International

Quarterfinalist

Guilt

2014 Page International

Semifinalist

Pilot

2008 Page International

Semifinalist

Geoffrey

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