Writer, Producer, Director
Writer, Producer, Director
Emmy-nominated Latino American Producer/Writer/Director/Musician
Portland based filmmaker Jon Garcia has released 6 feature length movies in varying genres in his short career as a filmmaker, including the cult trilogy of The Falls, The Falls:Testament of Love, and The Falls:Covenant of Grace. His motion pictures have screened in film festivals all over the world, have been in worldwide distribution with Breaking Glass Pictures, and have been available on platforms such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and iTunes. Jon is the founder of Portland based LAKE Productions.
Garcia was nominated for an Emmy in 2016 for producing and directing original content on the weekly show Oregon Artbeat for Oregon Public Broadcasting. He has worked regularly with the Amazon crew in Brooklyn, NY to create original fashion videos with Amazon products and he has worked on over 40 videos for Wacom, an international creative hardware company.
As a musician, Jon Garcia is the singer-songwriter for his two self-produced studio albums, has performed soundtracks on award winning feature films, had a popular song on BBC radio in the UK, and is the music supervisor for all his films. He has also written and performed his music on his own films as well as for other filmmakers and he often sings professionally on stage and in the studio.
Jon is a trained actor having studying under Kathryn Gately and Richard Poole at the Gately-Poole Conservatory in Chicago.
As a novelist, Garcia co-wrote a book based on his screenplay The Falls which is distributed by Dreamspinner Press and in late 2017 Eric B. Olsen will release the Garcia biography The Films of Jon Garcia 2009-2013 with a target market of film schools and fans alike.
Currently Jon runs his entity, Lake Productions, a full service production company which specializes in production and post production of narrative feature films, documentaries, commercials, and music videos. He participates in the sound design and editing of all his pictures.The music video Feel like Running which Garcia produced & directed, won Paste Magazine’s national music video of the year and he directed “Homeless The musical” for the stage in 2017 as part of the Fertile Ground Festival.
Jon Garcia is known for his universal stories, his directorial eye, his visually striking pictures and his high level of execution and delivery. His current motion picture, Sex Weather, was shot in under two weeks and his 2016 release The Falls:Covenant of Grace was completed in an unheard of 15 weeks from principal photography to delivery.
Jon Garcia and LAKE Productions are currently seeking partnerships for film, TV, and new media for their 8 feature film/episodics that are in various stages of development & production.
With such an eclectic filmmaking sensibility, Jon Garcia is looking to become a major new talent in American cinema ~Edge Media Network
Out of nowhere it seemed, a sweet little LGBT love story called The Falls seemed to capture a special place in the hearts of audiences nationwide ~The Independent Critic
An ocean of calm and love in a world that is filled with so much conflict and angst-be that political, social or economic ~JWR
…repression and strict religious vocation are touched upon realistically and respectfully, letting the story of one man finding himself -and another man- shine through with grace and dignity ~Vancouver Weekly Canada
…well acted, wonderfully directed and cleverly conceptualized… a nuanced and superb analysis of how two young men find affection and sexual attraction for each other in in the confines of a repressive religious context ~Mamba South Africa
It’s a brave first time writer/director who walks on Mormon ground… Jon Garcia has nevertheless succeeded in crafting a remarkably compelling tale of love… Simply heartwarming… Love is not a sin in The Falls ~Gay Celluloid
...set to take the 2013 festival circuit by storm this fall ~Huffington Post
a very satisfying continuation…Writer/producer/director Jon Garcia has crafted a wonderful story of love, acceptance, choice and reconciliation… Garcia pulls out stellar performances from Ferrucci and Farmer. ~The E List
While still at its heart a love story, The Falls: Testament of Love presents a wonderfully complex look at families, commitments, and the intersection of religion and love ~Purple Unions
Garcia shot the movie in July of this year. He premiered the move in October. That’s only four months to put together a feature film, which isn’t a lot of time ~The M Report
…a ghost film through-and-through…Garcia has an eye for horror~The Evil Blogger
It’s just a creepy haunting story. That’s what will make The Hours Till Daylight stand out from the rest ~UK Horror Scene
A supernatural thriller inspired by true events…Once the exorcism begins, Marco has until daylight to defeat the malevolent spirit or risk losing everything…Garcia brought an interesting perspective to the subject matter ~Cody Hamman, Horror Movie News
In Music We Trust interview
Co-wriiten with Marty Beaudet based on The Falls screenplay by Jon Garcia
The Films of Jon Garcia
Portland Films & Filmmakers, Vol. 1 by Eric B. Olsen.
AMAZON EXCLUSIVE! Box set of the much-loved Falls Trilogy Series. Box contains: The Falls, The Falls: Testament of Love and The Falls: Covenant of Grace. BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO BOX SET: Over 32 Downloadable Songs from the Films, Downloadable Screenplays, Movie Posters, High Resolution Stills from the Films, Behind the Scenes Interviews, Never Before Seen Behind the Scenes Clips.
Eric Olson's novel The Films of Jon Garcia has been released and is available on Amazon.