Biography

Jonathan is a Toronto-born animation filmmaker based in Montreal. Jonathan studied traditional animation at Sheridan College (2003) where he produced the film Sherry, like the Drink, a tribute to his mother. After a year at Seneca College (2004) studying 3D animation, Jonathan moved to Montreal where he wrote, directed, and animated his first professional film Asthma Tech at the National Film Board of Canada. He then went on to co-produce and animate the first installment of a series of videos with Kid Koala entitled Floor Kids. After freelancing as a 3D pre-viz animator on such feature films as The Spiderwick Chronicles and The Mummy 3, Jonathan further pursued his animation filmmaking studies at Concordia University (2009). During his two years there, he experimented with different themes and media producing two films, Just Another Floor Kids Battle and Alpha Beta Complex. In early 2010, Jonathan was awarded grants and financial support from SODEC, Canada Arts Council, Bravo!FACT, Charles Street Video and the NFB, for his latest short film Requiem for Romance, which was completed in January 2012. During the production of Requiem for Romance, he was also simultaneously working as an animator on the feature film from France entitled Le Jour des Corneilles and the cartoon network series Ugly Americans. His awards have included the Certificate of Excellence at the Chicago Children's Film Festival, Best Short Film at the DC APA Film Festival, several Teletoon Scholarships.

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Blog Posts

My visit to Apple Headquarters

Jonathan Ng

 I was touring through the major California studios with my filmmaker friends as part of the Animation Show of Shows and we had a special screening at Apple, birthplace of the glorious iPhone. The official address of Apple…

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Composing the Music

Jonathan Ng

My music and sound team for Requiem for Romance comprised of talented superstars Luigi, Vid and Kid Koala.  Luigi Allemano is one of the most sought after composers in the Canadian independent film scene. He has scored music…

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Casting & Directing Voices

Jonathan Ng

After touring the past year and a half with my short film Requiem for Romance, there have been a lot of great comments and questions regarding the voices and I'd like to give a bit of backstory to how I found the actors, the…

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ASOS at Sony Animation

Jonathan Ng

The 15th Animation Show of Shows toured through LA's major animation studios and one of those studios was Sony Animation. I had one of the best screenings on the tour, and one of the best Q&As from the artists that work there.…

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