|Born||Jonathan A. Levine
June 18, 1976 (age 39)
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Alma mater||Brown University (BA)
American Film Institute (MFA)
|Occupation||film director, screenwriter|
Jonathan A. Levine (born June 18, 1976) is an American film director and screenwriter.
Life and career
Levine was born in New York City. He won the Audience Award at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival for his film The Wackness. He directed the 2011 film 50/50 and the 2013 film Warm Bodies, which is based on the novel of the same name by writer Isaac Marion.
Levine was also director Paul Schrader's assistant for a time before his own directorial career took off. He is currently in pre-production to direct a film called Legend, based on a book and series of the same name by Marie Lu.
As director and screenwriter
- Shards, AFI thesis film (2004); also screenwriter
- Love Bytes (2005); also screenwriter
- All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006);
- The Wackness (2008); also screenwriter
- 50/50 (2011)
- Warm Bodies (2013); also screenwriter
- Rush (2014) TV SERIES directed pilot, also created with Gina Matthews & Grant Scharbo
- Xmas (2015); also screenwriter
- MFA – American Film Institute
- BA – Brown University
- High school – Phillips Academy, Andover
- Elementary school – St. Bernard's School, New York
- Kit, Borys (January 19, 2010). "'Warm Bodies' lands Jonathan Levine". Hollywood Reporter.
- "'Mandy Lane' Director Takes New Spin on Zombie Genre with 'Warm Bodies'". Bloody-Disgusting.com. January 19, 2010. Retrieved October 20, 2010.
- Barton, Steve (January 19, 2010). "Zombies Need Love Too! Cuddle Up with Some Warm Bodies!". DreadCentral.com. Retrieved October 20, 2010.
- McNary, Dave (January 19, 2010). "Summit cozies up to 'Warm Bodies'". Variety.com. Retrieved October 20, 2010.
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