Jonathan Cuartas was born and raised in Miami. He graduated film school in 2016 with his thesis film, Kuru, which screened at Palm Springs International Shortfest. His next short, The Horse and the Stag, screened at Indie Memphis, winning Best After Dark Short. Jonathan is a 2019 Sundance Knight Fellow. His feature debut, My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To, starring Patrick Fugit, Owen Campbell and Ingrid Sophie Schram, is out now in select theaters and on VOD through Dark Sky Films. Jonathan won the Citizen Kane Award for Best Directorial Revelation at Sitges 2020, where My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To also won Best Feature Film in the Noves Visions category.