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1 September 1972 |
London, United Kingdom
|Occupation||film director, scriptwriter|
Jonathan Newman is a British filmmaker and writer. Newman owns a film company called Serendipity. Newman made his first feature film at the age of 25. Being Considered starred James Dreyfus and David Tennant. His recent movies include the action adventure film Mariah Mundi and the Midas Box, starring Sam Neill, Michael Sheen, Lena Headey and Keeley Hawes, with the lead of Mariah Mundi played by Welsh actor Aneurin Barnard. Mariah Mundi (retitled "The Adventurer: curse of the Midas Box") was released theatrically in US cinemas on 10 January 2014. In 2012 Newman wrote and directed the critically acclaimed film Foster, starring Toni Collette, Ioan Gruffudd, Richard E. Grant, Anne Reid and Hayley Mills, as well as Swinging with the Finkels, which stars Martin Freeman, singer/actress Mandy Moore, Melissa George, Jonathan Silverman, Angus Deayton and Jerry Stiller. Foster, aka "Angel in the House' (US Title) won Best Feature film at the Rhode Island Film Festival 2013 as voted for by the youth jury. In 2008 and 2013, Newman was longlisted for The Hospital Club 100 media hotlist. Newman is credited as an assistant author of The Guerilla Film Makers Movie Blueprint.
Newman was born in London, England to Israel and South African parents. He moved to Los Angeles when he was 5, where he quickly got a passion for films and filmmaking.
- Being Considered | Writer/Director
- Teeth | Writer/Director
- Swinging with the Finkels | Writer/Director 
- Foster | Writer/Director 
- The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box | Director
- Mustang Drift  | Director/Producer
- Father's Day | Writer/Director
- Perspectives: Reality Bites | 'Director/Executive Producer
- Jailbreak | Director
- Models Required | Director
- Foster | Writer/Director/Producer
- Sex with the Finkels | Writer/Director
- Jonathan Newman at the Internet Movie Database
- Serendipity Films website
- Swinging with the Finkels at the Internet Movie Database
- The 2010 Ford Mustang: Mustang Drift
- Deadline Hollywood
- "Freeman, Moore start filming romantic comedy Swinging With The Finkels". ScreenDaily. August 27, 2009.
- "Inside Story: The real media hotlist". The Independent. London. June 23, 2008. Retrieved May 7, 2010.