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Walter Rose

Manager, Services at Fotokem

“I have known Jonathan through his partnership with Fotokem on projects coming through for post production services. I have found him to be a focused and detail oriented Cinematographer in his approach to this craft.”

October 12, 2012

Lorette Bayle

Account Manager Studio & Independent Feature Films at Eastman Kodak

“Jonathan is a talented cinematographer who is clearly on track to becoming a great cinematographer. He is one of the ones to watch for in coming years.”


October 23, 2012

Jon Wagner

Professor of Film Theory at California Institute of the Arts & University of Southern California

“Not only is Jonathan a skilled cinematographer and projectionist, but perhaps even more significantly, he is a film scholar and critic. His understanding of film theory and history is exemplary, his writing skills are polished, and his dedication to his work unquestioned. With Jonathan you not only get a dedicated employee, but a colleague immersed in film as a way of life.”


October 15, 2012

Eva Teglova

Musical Experimenter / FAMU Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

"It was a pleasure for me to work with Jonathan. One of the few students with great imagination and ideas."

October 25, 2012

Scott Kirkpatrick

Director of International Sales at MarVista Entertainment

“Jonathan has an extremely gifted talent behind the lens. His complete and total understanding of how to best approach a scene/sequence is truly remarkable. Jonathan’s methods were direct, clear, and absolutely nailed the desired look for our picture. The tools we offered Jonathan were limited yet he still managed a pristine image and impeccable feel. He can adapt to changing scenarios quickly, utilize what’s available rather than holding for what’s desired, and can work seamlessly with a variety of personality types. The only criticism I could really mention about Jonathan would be his perfectionism, his love for his craft is so absolute that no detail is too small to correct—but when the sun is going down and you need him to move from one shot to the next quickly, he’s the first one to hustle the rest of the team into motion. Great guy and a very talented individual.”

October 16, 2012

Will Galperin

Broadcast Production Coordinator at TBWA\Media Arts Lab

“Jonathan Mahoney is one of the finest people I have ever met. I have had the distinct privileges of working as his both his employer and co-worker. As a director and producer, I have never felt more comfortable with entrusting my work with anyone than with Jonathan. He is well-beyond his years when it comes to his proficiency as a director of photography, gaffer, best boy electric and production coordinator. For Jonathan, there is no project too big or too small, no task too gritty, and when the odds turn against the favor of a production, Jonathan is almost always the man that everyone looks towards, as he is a salient leader with a positive attitude and a courageous heart. I have had the pleasure of seeing Jonathan in action many times on set, as he is constantly in demand for his skills. But when you work with Jonathan you get so much more than a dedicated artisan. You get an ally, someone who will push you to achieve your goals and someone who cares deeply about the work he chooses to be a part of. Jonathan is a highly motivated worker, a man whose core philosophy is that the job isn't done until the job is done. I have seen this man spend sleepless nights drafting shot lists, organizing shooting orders, and shoot 20+ hours at a time over several days without ever seeing him losing focus, energy or dedication. Jonathan never settles for passible. Exceptional is all that matters to Jon and he wouldn’t want his name on it if it was anything less.”

October 18, 2012

Eric Sundt

Sundt Productions * Motion Picture Instructor

“I am proud to offer this recommendation of Mr. Jonathan Mahoney and his work, for review. Mr. Mahoney is a very talented, highly trained, and multi-skilled, cinematographer, well-versed in the photo-chemical and digital fields. Jonathan has a well trained eye for lighting and I have always found his work to be artistic, true to story, and visually engaging. Jonathan is a true professional, both, on and off the set, he is pleasant, honest, and reliable, a true professional On-schedule and on-budget, Mr. Mahoney creates high-quality work and I personally and eagerly recommend him for any project.”

October 13, 2012

Thorbjorg Jonsdottir

Filmmaker, Instructor at Calarts

"Jonathan was my student in the 16mm filmmaking course at California Institute of the Arts. He is reliable, hard working, creative and generous with his artistic input in a group. He always strives to do the best he can and a little more, and his sense of colors and framing is astounding. I would highly recommend Jonathan for the position of a cinematographer or any other creative role on set."

October 12, 2012

Josiah Jones

Web Designer, Internet Marketer, Photographer, & Visual Artist

"Jon Mahoney is an awesome guy with great ambition, drive, talent and experience. He's a creative, well-rounded individual with lots of ideas and a great personality. He's a pro cinematographer, keen with technology and operating equipment. Most importantly, his friendship has long endured the test of time. I can't wait til we can work together again, on any project!"

October 15, 2012

Robert Guthrie

President at Mirth Productions

"Jon always goes out of his way to give you the best image he can make. He's a fun guy to work with and truly cares about every project he's on."

October 26, 2012

Gregory Houston


“Jon is a great cinematographer. I have worked on many shows with him as a grip or an ac. He has an eye for great camera movements and lighting. Jon is one of the people on set who makes you excited to head onto a production. He is creative, helpful, knowledgeable, and fun to be around.”

October 13, 2012

Amy Newman

UI / UX Professional, Graphic / Visual Design, Director of Marketing Strategies

"I have had the pleasure to work with Jonathan on several film projects and have to say his cinematography work is outstanding. My role as a Visual Effects Artist engages me directly with the raw output of scene files. I am called in for simple color correction to high-end special effects and I must say that Jonathan's work always spoke with a true artists eye. His cinematography is clean, creative and engaging. I would HIGHLY recommend his work to anyone looking for quality in cinematography. Your project will be better with Jonathan on board!"

November 14, 2012

Maria Restivo

Bel Canto Soprano/ Film Director/Writer

"Jonathan was the cinematographer on my feature film and he was unstoppable. His energy and enthusiasm were incredible. I have gotten numerous compliments on the quality and look of my film from people who have made hundreds of films in the industry and that is thanks to Jonathan's skills as a cinematographer. He demands a high level of artistic quality from himself and does not settle for the mediocre in anything that he does. When he believes in a project he will go all the way for it and give a thousand percent of himself. I am very thankful that we got the chance to work together and will hopefully do more in the future!"


October 12, 2012

Fiona Ziegler

Writer, Director

"Jonathan was the cinematographer of my film "V", which we shot in Prague, Czech Republic. Me, being in the position of the films' director, I had the chance to work very directly with Jonathan. Working with Jonathan was great for several reasons: He has a great ability to carefully listen, to imagine and to understand the scene, the shot, the whole picture. He also makes very good and helpful associations to fine arts and he does understand cinema and film language very well. I experienced Jonathan as a very hard working, concentrated and reliable person. Once we arrived on set, I knew, that he exactly knew what he had to do and I could completely trust him. He shot very strong and beautiful images and I would undoubtedly work with Jonathan again. Therefore, I highly recommend him as he is a very good, gifted and talented cinematographer."

December 19, 2012

Sesh Evans

Writer, Director

"I have worked with Jon in many capacities on set. I have been on his camera team, I have worked closely with him as an AD and I have repeatedly directed projects with him as my cinematographer. He has been fantastic in every capacity. He is always passionate about his work and the project. He is exceptionally technical and always in pursuit of more knowledge. He works impossibly hard for the better of the project, always trying for perfection. Jon is also a joy to work with and I would recommend him in a heartbeat."

November 8, 2012

November 8, 2012

Rob Williams


"Jonathan is an extremely proficient and meticulous cinematographer with a great eye. I had the pleasure of producing a short film and he was the cinematographer and his attention to detail coupled with his overall knowledge of film and technical skill set severely increased the magnitude of the project. I would definitely recommend Jonathan as a great cinematographer."

November 16, 2012

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