Jonas Bell Pasht & Jonah Bekhor
One-time American Film Institutes classmates Jonah Bekhor and Jonas Bell Pasht launched Citizen Jones in 2014 as a full-service television and film production company. Bringing cinematic storytelling and style to non-fiction entertainment, Bekhor and Bell Pasht have guided Citizen Jones through 4 years of rapid growth, while executive producing projects for CNN, Discovery Communications, A+E Networks, Red Bull TV, Epix, E!, TruTV, Fuse, Fusion, The New York Times Op-Docs, ESPN, Snapchat, GQ and Pepsi.
Citizen Jones productions have featured a wide array of personalities, including Will Ferrell, David Lynch, Van Jones, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Diana Ross, Minnie Driver, Jerry West, T-Pain, Baron Davis, Jim James, Jason Lee, Lou Gossett Jr., Dita Von Teese and many others. Having championed diverse voices since the inception of Citizen Jones, in 2018 Bekhor and Bell Pasht were recipients of a NAMIC Vision Award for Diversity for producing content that is “reflective of the depth and breadth of the lives, spirit and contributions of people of color”.
Bekhor and Bell Pasht started their careers as independent film producers. Their films have been distributed around the globe and premiered at many of the world’s top film festivals, including The Toronto International Film Festival, Berlinale, South By Southwest, IDFA and SITGES.