Wednesday, September 05, 2007



Thank you for all of your comments and support since the release of Tarnation. It means more to me than you could ever know.

Although there's been no new activity (on my end) for quite a while on this blog, I do still check in and read it from time to time. Fortunately, I'm very busy with new film projects, which makes it tough to find time to post.

I've set up a new MySpace page recently, and I've been good about checking it every day.

Please visit me there as well. (linked on the right side of this page) I'll try to keep it more current.




Anonymous Anonymous said...

scary movie. i just googled ur name since i didnt understand anything from the tv.

teen swede

5:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for Tarnation. It was just broadcasted on Swedish TV, and I just had to look you up on the Internet to find out more. Really moving and powerful stuff, loved the way it was shot. All my best wishes and keep on making film!

/Camilla, Sweden

5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I’m writing this comment I’m watching the scene where your mother dances with a pumpkin. It is a beautiful movie you’ve made and I’m looking forward to seeing the next one. Even if it’ll be in 2012 (considering Tarnation is four years old and it is only now swedish television decides to air it.)

Nina Unesi

6:06 PM  
Anonymous kathy said... name is kathy I am of Chile. I saw your film… was fantastic, your life is very intense, I congratulate to you by all your work.
I hope that you can respond to me.

good luck... I hope that your mother be ok!

take care!

6:25 PM  
Anonymous Clauida Campos said...

The truth is that I like me very much the movie me parecio very serious and in ocaciones very shoking, but they are royal(real) aspects of the life through that every human being lives it is a part(report) of the metamorphosis of our lives and there become that mas of algun young man(woman) deve to be living at present I you congratulate on the movie indeed.

6:23 PM  
Blogger Javier Martínez said...

I love the movie, Was great, the images, The sound, the themes in it, everything, very good Movie.

I Wait For Another Movie Like This.

P.S.:Sorry for the bad English.

7:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i' like the movie, it is very intresting, but it is complicated...

9:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i really liked the movie because the movie showed problems that occur today, like homosexuality, etc...

9:32 PM  
Anonymous Gabriela said...

hey! I think is a fantastic, original and good style movie, I never forget, the images it is a cool drama version, the music is perfect for the movie, I've never seen a movie like this before, It's really amazing.

Gabriela B.

10:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello! My name is Alexis. I study in Chile. I saw your movie (Tarnation) in english class, is very strange and interesting for my xP...I like very much yeahhh! \m/_
Your life has been very hard. You are well?
You are a very creative person, I wait to know more of you.

Take care...

*I am bad to write in English xD

4:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This movie really called my attention because it was based in the real life of an american family and although I don't identify with the film, it was a very nice and intresting production and I would see it again lots of times because from some way it made me reflect about the worth of the family.

nycole santander/N.A.C/4to medio "D"

5:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i liked it because it talks about topics that aren't treated in many situation in our society, but not for that reason they are less important, like the case ofhomosexuality.a very good movie!

Nadine Riobo/N.A.C/4to medio "D"

5:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the movie like it but not to much, all trought was interesting to me because shows such a little child is to grawed up to know all the things that happen around him.also the movie surprise me all the time, very good job!

Makarena Vera /N.A.C/4to medio "D"

5:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi jonathan
what but I like of your film was:
1. - your anger went to expose to the entire world the way to live that you have the problems, your pains and your virtues.
2. - the other went when you took to the beach to your breast was a little while in which very happy
3.-I like when you eeted again yourself with your father was exciting....

kisses bye francisca monsalve

5:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the film is very interesting, is very sad but always this present the hope and love and that is but the important thing.

without nothing else that to say takes leave

7:53 PM  
Anonymous Carolina said...

Hi! my name's Carolina and I'm from Arica, Chile... Well...I saw your movie and wow! it's awesome!! I loved it!! congratulations for making such a real and cool movie!!
loved it!

4:05 PM  
Anonymous Catherine said...

Hi Jonathan...

I'm frome Chile too.
You're movie is very similar to my own life.
Someday I was watching tv in my room and you're film begin and I said.. wow!!!! what is this!!...

Now I buy it on DVD... and I see it all the time. Always I find new amazin details that make me feel that I'm not alone in this freaki world.

You're awesome... you're really are... thanks for stay with me, even you're so far away....


11:09 PM  
Blogger yayo said...

Hi! my name is Carlos from Arica, Chile. I saw your movie "Tarnation" and like me so much. Your movie is very good and Thanks for share your life with us.

2:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey man,
I feel very sad about the fact that there are people like you that prefer to expose their anger, pain, all this dark places of your little boring life, they may burn our eyes but many of us will say - exposed pain is beutifull.
Open your eyes, man, stop feeling pity for yourself.
People should the hell the live in, making grotesk movies about it is not a good idea...
Sorry for truth.
Good luck.

8:35 PM  
Anonymous facundo said...

holaaa!!!! soy de argentina disculpa pero no se ingles pero queria escribirte de alguna manera y no sabia de tu blog.
vi tu pelicula por la tv y al mes la pude encontrar y la conmpre, y se la paso a todos mis conocidos, que quedan impactados tambien. es la mejor pelicula que vi hace tiempo, mas alla de tu vida tan dura, es impresionante la forma en que transcurre el film. felicitacionews queremos mas cine tuyo. saludos desde argentina.

12:58 AM  
Blogger + Yuzuki.san + said...

Jonathan you're so great.
When a saw you're movie was like seen my own life... so I understand you.

Kisses from Chile.

1:18 AM  
Blogger Javier Ubilla said...

Hi Jon!
I wrote this from Chile.
First of all, congratulations, you've done a great job with the film. I wrote this 'cause i've been writing a little work that includes an analisys of the film under the Second-order cybernetics theory and would know if u, as maker could pleas add some facts or some interpretation that could give me the correct point to focus the paper.


6:00 PM  
Blogger Marxe said...

A wonderful movie. I think it is the best I saw last year. Congrats again!

10:07 AM  
Blogger Joumana said...

I went in to watch the film, completely unprepared for what was coming. Your film moved me tremendously, it was intense, harsh, yet so touching, sensitive, and gentle at the same time. My hands were shaking when it was done, I was emotionally overwhelmed. Thank you.
Oh and i loved the soundtrack.

11:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Jonathan
Thanks for you Tarnation

2:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Jon! my english is very bad, but I try...I`am fron Argentina, I studing cine in UNLP (natonal university of la plata). I saw the movie yesterday, is wonderful, the treatment of the imegenes, specially the narration of your life and your feelligns. I`am inlove of your mmovie.

8:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Going to watch your movie Tarnation with some friends tonight. Looking forward to it because I have read such great things about it.

Best wishes,
Johanna, Sweden

11:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jon, fantastic film. Just screened in Australia. A brave and honest film and can only say I wish there were more out there like you. thank you.


6:09 AM  
Blogger Phinny said...


I just got through watching 'Tarnation' and I was very moved by it. Thank you so much for your work, you are a very strong, devoted and courageous artist and person. I tried to write you through myspace but could not get through. I know you do not accept myspace friend requests from bands, but I thought I'd at least write and tell you how much I appreciated the film and all the work that went into it.

My project is 'The National Cynical Network' and I have been working on it for some 10 years. In a way it reminds me of your work even though it is just audio and not film. I employ a lot of the same collage type of style you use. You're invited to check it out: or here on myspace. I think you might like the song 'Jello' that's on there.

I am a gay man living in San Jose, California and have been here since I was 9 years old. I spend a lot of my time isolating and working on the computer, on my projects. I get therapy once a week at the local mental health clinic, but my real therapy is my work. At one time or another, I have been diagnosed with everything from schizophrenia, bipolar, borderline personality disorder, DID, schizo-affective, and A.D.D.

I just call it CFS or 'Chronically Fucked-Up Syndrome'. Anyway. 'Labels' huh?

My own mom passed away 4 years ago. We were very close. In 1961, before I was born, she was put in the Michigan State Mental Hospital for 16 months where she was given shock treatments. She never got over the experience. She suffered a great deal. So parts of your film really struck a chord with me.

I very much admire your courage in showing what you've been through. It's an amazing film and I just wanted to thank you for it.



1:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jonathan I Love You!! jajaja your movie is a mazing, congratulations you are a great artist, I don't speak english well... I'm forn Chile... jajaja.. Thanks for the movie, is a very important aport for the cinema of the world...

Kiss for you Jonathan.


11:34 AM  
Anonymous Octavio From Argentina... said...

WOw!!!! that's an increible film!!!
and the music that u chose, it was amazing!!!!

thanks for everything!!!

Good Luck!!..See U!!!

7:00 PM  

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