Jonathon Cliff–or Jonny, as he’s affectionately known–came to cinematography from a background in high-profile stills photography.
His work has premiered at the Cannes International Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival, and the Los Angeles International Film Festival. Feature film credits include the award winning documentary SMALL TOWN GAY BAR (Sundance Documentary Competition) and the dramatic feature MONKEY WARFARE (Jury Prize, Toronto International Film Festival). REDACTED, an innovative Iraq War story from Director Brian De Palma that, Jonny is proud to say, stirred up quite a bit of controversy, won the Silver Lion for best Director as well as the Digital Cinema Award for best film made with digital technology at the 2007 Venice Film Festival.
Recent theatrical releases include TRIGGER (TIFF) with director Bruce McDonald, PASSENGER SIDE (LA Film Festival, dramatic competition), LESLIE, MY NAME IS EVIL (TIFF), I’M YOURS (TIFF), HURT (TIFF winner platform award), THE EXORCISM OF MOLLY HARTLEY and LOVESICK with director Tyson Caron.
Commercially Jonny has shot spots for well-known brands such as FORD, ADIDAS, CANADIAN TIRE, WALMART, KOKANEE, SLEEMAN, RICKARDS, CGA and BUD LIGHT.