Ohio Teen Filmmaker’s Latest Movie Enters The International Film Festival Circuit

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Ohio Teen Filmmaker’s Latest Movie Enters The International Film Festival Circuit

July 28
18:22 2021
The Film’s World Premier, Awaiting To Be Claimed

Following his critically-acclaimed film SUBNIVEAN, the world premiere for filmmaker Jonathan Perry’s upcoming movie CROOKERY is up for grabs. Filmed in Ohio, last December, CROOKERY explores an ordinary family evening’s descent during a hostile home intrusion.

Ohio-native Jonathan Perry is an incoming University of Montana freshman who began his early career in the film industry four years ago, writing scripts online for other filmmakers and selling the copyright to his work totaling $10,000. Perry is best known for his 2019 film SUBNIVEAN, which garnered critical acclaim and was subsequently acquired by Amazon Prime Video for international distribution, making him the youngest director on any major streaming service at the age of 17.

The film CROOKERY introduces the viewer to a uniquely structured timeline of drama that can play as a continuous loop while remaining in chronological order. Perry states in a film synopsis, “Nestled in the quiet suburbs, an ordinary family’s argumentative evening mixes with a hostile home intrusion. The father falsely defends his home against two looters trying to break in, while the truth is the real criminal trying to break out.” Jonathan went on to explain, “I knew Crookery was destined for film festival audiences and in need of a fast-paced format. Thus, I cut up the script and shifted the timeline pieces around the dinner table to create a story structure like no other. An even mix of two timelines that cuts between the prior evening’s orange tinted exposition and the later evening’s blue tinted action, allowing me to control the audience’s perception of characters.”

At the pandemic’s peak, 19-year-old Perry worked with local city officials and over 50 industry members including some of Ohio’s top film producers to create CROOKERY. The film’s estimated production budget of $16,300 was financially executed without losing screen value for a mere $2,200. As one of the only productions approved to operate during an infectious surge last winter, CROOKERY’S filming resulted in zero cases of COVID-19 from the sanitized set.

As CROOKERY awaits release, Perry is continuing his gap year in Santa Monica, California to work with Simple Films and Activision Blizzard as a lead writer and director of the hit game, Call of Duty. During which, he unveiled Muybridge Inc., a production company that will manufacture cinema engineering technology alongside his future films. This fall, Perry will attend the University of Montana’s Davidson Honors College after receiving a generous scholarship. He plans to compete in The Student Academy Awards as Perry is currently residing in Puerto Rico, developing his largest film to date.

To get an exclusive look at Perry’s CROOKERY, the official trailer is linked across all social media platforms — Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @crookerymovie. Additionally, the production team will be posting future screening dates, sneak previews, and exclusive behind the scenes content as CROOKERY enters the 2021-2022 international film festival circuit.

Website to be launched soon.

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