The home of producer and director Jonathan Birch.
Kono Films focus is on daring and original genre titles. With a key emphasis on powerful performances and bold storytelling, allied to an innovative approach to sound and image.
Jonathan’s time spent in Sierra Leone researching the civil war, its antecedents and the lives of marginalized youth has informed much of his writing. He has interviewed many of the major players in Sierra Leone’s history, from presidents and politicians to war lords and child soldiers.
His short films have played at international film festivals including the BFI London Film Festival and Raindance and Resonant Frequency was an Editor’s Choice on Shorts TV.
In 2018 he was selected for the BAFTA Mentoring Scheme and the BFI Network x BAFTA Crew programme.
FEATURES IN DEVELOPMENT:
EQUINOX: Psychological Horror set in Ukraine.
BITTA KOLA: Young love, crime and the corruption of innocence in the slums of Sierra Leone.