ARTS AND CULTURE: Ohio filmmaker’s latest film to premiere – The Tribune


Following his critically acclaimed film, “Subnivean,” the world premiere of Ohio-based filmmaker Jonathan Perry’s upcoming film, “Crookery,” explores the descent of an ordinary family home evening during a hostile home intrusion.

Perry, who grew up in Sandusky, is best known for “Subnivean,” which won critical acclaim and was later acquired by Amazon Prime Video for international distribution, making him the youngest director of any major service. streaming at the age of 17.

Perry is now a sophomore in college and works in Santa Monica, Calif., with Simple Films and Activision Blizzard as lead writer and director of the hit game “Call of Duty.”

Last year, he unveiled Muybridge Inc., a production company that will manufacture cinematic engineering technologies alongside his future movies. As the business grew, Jonathan produced a short documentary with National Student Emmy Award winner Molly Smith at Yale University.

Perry is also currently in pre-production for his biggest film to date, the production listed under the pseudonym “Varuna,” which is set to shoot in May on the two-island nation of St. Kitts and Nevis.

At the height of the pandemic, 19-year-old Perry worked with local city officials and more than 50 industry members, including some of Ohio’s top film producers, to create “Crookery.”

The film presents the viewer with a uniquely structured drama timeline that can play in a continuous loop while remaining in chronological order. Perry states in a film synopsis: “Tucked away in the quiet suburban area, an ordinary family’s evening of argument mixes with a hostile intrusion into the house. The father falsely defends his house against two looters trying to break in, when the truth is the real criminal trying to escape.

“Crookery” will premiere at the Shorts. Soft. Cinema festival. on February 27 in the luxurious Alex Theater at the Metropolitan at Hotel 9 in the heart of downtown Cleveland.

Muybridge has just released its exclusive Crookery World Premiere #1 NFT as the film industry transitions into the digital age.

Jonathan went on to explain, “I was waiting for the right film festival for the premiere of ‘Crookery’ and explored with colleagues what NFT investments can do for the film industry after selling a couple, in this case, I combine the two.”

The non-fungible redeemable token features Isabel Palmer’s new Muybridge logo, unveiled on the official “Crookery” movie poster by designer Gary Dalton as cover art. One of Dalton’s recent credits includes designing the worldwide poster campaign for James Bond’s latest action film ‘No Time To Die’.

The production team will release future screening dates, previews and exclusive behind-the-scenes content as “Crookery” enters the 2022-2023 International Film Festival circuit.


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