Jonas Elrod grew up in the south listening to people tell the most fascinating stories. Storytelling became his passion leading him to become a filmmaker. After moving to New York, he got his start at the award winning production company Rockhard Films. During his time there, Jonas worked on all aspects of production ranging from Director, Producer and Editor. Focusing primarily on music videos and commercials, he worked with top artist and clients including Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Spike Lee, Nike and ESPN.
In the winter of 2003, Jonas began producing his first feature documentary BEARS. On this project he traveled across the country for two years, shooting over 200 hours of footage. After eight years behind the camera he certainly didnt expect his next project to be his own story. His second documentary, WAKE UP, follows him on a personal journey looking for truth and meaning after experiencing a very radical and surprising spiritual awakening. He also directed and composed music for his film.