Jonathan King (film director)

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Jonathan King (born 1967) is a film director from New Zealand. He is the son of historian Michael King and brother of author Rachael King.


King began his screening career as writer and director of the New Zealand black comedy movie Black Sheep[1] and was in 2007 co-writer of the screenplay for The Tattooist.[2] His most recent project is a feature-length remake of the New Zealand television series Under the Mountain, as writer (adapting from the original book by Maurice Gee), director and producer.[3]

He is married to writer Rebecca Priestley.[4]


Year Film Credited as Role
Director Writer Producer
2006 Black Sheep Yes Yes
2007 The Tattooist Yes Co-Writer
2009 Under the Mountain Yes Yes Yes Screenplay


  1. ^ Quint interviews Jonathan King, director of the horror/comedy Black Sheep
  2. ^ Exclusive Interview: JONATHAN KING LIKES HIS 'BLACK SHEEP' WITH GARLIC AND ROSEMARY Archived 2009-09-16 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Bloody Disgusting Horror - Under The Mountain movie info Archived 2009-08-27 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Cone, Deborah Hill (28 March 2007). "Monster baby". Archived from the original on 23 February 2013. Retrieved 14 March 2012.

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