Jonathan Wysocki

Jonathan Wysocki is a Sundance Screenwriters and Directors Labs Fellow as well as an Advisor for Sundance Co//ab. His first feature, Dramarama, loosely based on his beloved past as a teenage drama nerd, is currently playing on the festival circuit. He’s made five award-winning short films. His latest, A Doll’s Eyes, screened at 50 festivals across six continents and was translated into eight languages. Film accolades include the Sundance Lynn Auerbach Screenwriting Fellowship, the Busan Cinephile Award, the Stanley Kramer Award, the James Bridges Award, and two Annenberg Grants. Previously, Wysocki worked as a programmer for the L.A. Film Festival, as a producer on the indie features The Hammer and Thrasher Road, and for major studios such as MGM and ABC. Wysocki is a UCLA alumnus, a Project Involve Fellow at Film Independent, a Berlinale Talent Campus alum, and a lecturer at Occidental College, Chapman University, and Cal State Long Beach. Wistful about his drama nerd days, he compensates by being as dramatic as possible in the present.

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Talks

Don’t Look Now, or My Struggles with Autobiographical Filmmaking

By Jonathan Wysocki | September 16, 2020

Don’t Look Now, or My Struggles with Autobiographical Filmmaking

Dramarama writer-director Jonathan Wysocki on the perils and pitfalls of making work that draws from one’s own life.