Bio

JDK learning to Machete Fight

Learning Tire Machét – the Haitian martial art of machete fencing – in Jacmel, Haiti.

 

 

Jonathan David Kane is an independent filmmaker from Miami, FL.

Over the past decade he has contributed to numerous fiction, documentary, and experimental short and feature films, series content for television and the web, and interdisciplinary performance art. His work as a film director, producer, and cinematographer has screened at festivals and museums worldwide including Sundance, Toronto, SXSW, Sheffield Doc Fest, Rotterdam, Vienna, Perez Art Museum Miami, the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow, Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, the MoMA in New York, and the Brooklyn Museum.

Kane is a recipient of a 2015 Arts Challenge Grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation for a multidisciplinary project entitled On A High Note, which aims to explore how the human brain perceives music. Most recently, he has been selected to participate in the 2016 Berlinale Talents program at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival. He is also a recipient of the Haskell Wexler Award for Cinematography for his work on the documentary film At the Edge of the World, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2008 and served as the inspiration for Animal Planet’s popular TV show Whale Wars. Kane is the Minister of Justice for Miami’s Borscht Corporation, and is on the advisory board of the Miami Film Development Project and Third Horizon – a Caribbean artist collective.

Kane’s documentary directorial debut, a short film entitled Papa Machete, made its world premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, then U.S. premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, and made its European premiere at the 2015 Sheffield Doc Fest. The film has also won awards at the Zanzibar International Film Festival and Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival.

 

 

 

Rock RIver

Vitosha Mountain, Bulgaria