The home of producer and director Jonathan Birch.
Kono Films focus is on original genre titles. With a key emphasis on performance and 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.
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 2018/19 he was one of twenty filmmakers in the UK selected for a BAFTA Mentorship to develop their debut feature.
FEATURES IN DEVELOPMENT:
EQUINOX: Folk Horror set in Ukraine.
BITTA KOLA: Young love, crime and the corruption of innocence in the slums of Sierra Leone.