Jon Reiss produced and directed three feature films, most recently Bomb It about graffiti and the battle over visual public space throughout the world.
His previous feature films include Better Living Through Circuitry, a startling, humorous and entertaining documentary glimpse into the exploding rave culture and Cleopatra’s Second Husband, a dark psychological drama.
Reiss has also directed videos for Nine Inch Nails, The Black Crowes, Danzig, Slayer, and the Kottonmouth Kings.
Spring 2013 will see the digital and DVD release of Bomb It 2, the follow-up to the high acclaimed global graffiti documentary Bomb It.
We are excited to announce that Think Outside the Box Office — Jon Reiss’ groundbreaking step-by-step nuts and bolts guide to distributing and marketing a film – celebrated its third printing last year.
2011 also saw the release of Selling Your Film Without Selling Your Soul, a new book co-authored by The Film Collaborative, Jon Reiss and Sheri Candler, which presents a series of in-depth case studies examining the ways that today’s filmmakers are approaching new distribution models.
2013 will see the release of two more books from director and author Jon Reiss. The first is devoted to the PMD; the second takes the structure outlined in Think Outside the Box Office and applies it to all art forms.
Reiss also contributes to Filmmaker Magazine, the Huffington Post, Indiewire, Screen Daily, Moviemaker Magazine and other publications.
Through his company Hybrid Cinema Jon Reiss is currently releasing the documentary Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance as well as supervising several other films through various aspects of the development, completion and release process.
Reiss has worked with IFP, the Sundance Institute, Screen Australia, Film Independent, Creative Scotland, The South Australian Film Corporation and numerous film schools and festivals to devise ways to educate and help independent filmmakers in the new economic landscape.
He has conducted over a dozen TOTBO Workshops on over three continents in the last year and is the year round distribution and marketing mentor at the IFP Filmmaker Labs. He also teaches in the Film Directing Program at Cal Arts.