Director / Cinematographer: Jonathan Bregel & Khalid Mohtaseb Executive Producers: John Rule & Mike Sutton Producer: Tyler Ginter Line Producer: Viraj Velinker Phantom Tech: Nick Midwig
Production Company/Creative Collective: Variable Post Production/Editorial: The Mill
The Mill: New York City Post Production Producers: Dee Allen & Alex Maxwell Editor: Ryan McKenna Colourist: Sal Malfitano
Original Score/Sound Design: Salomon Ligthelm - ligthelm.tv
Special thanks to the risk takers who helped make this job possible: Rule Boston Camera - for trusting us with their Phantom Flex - Rule.com Angenieux - for trusting us with their prototype glass - Angenieux.com
Shanghai Animal Rescue - "Katherine"
A short documentary about a strong-willed woman who transforms the lives of Shanghai’s unwanted street dogs.
A short portrait film featuring a young Chinese woman nicknamed “Gouachi".
This film was made in collaboration with the Chinese multimedia company RADII CHINA. This is the first film in an upcoming series of shorts called “Voices” which will feature individuals who are playing roles in the evolution of arts and culture in today’s China.
Director & Cinematographer: Jonathan Bregel
Producer: Adan Kohnhorst
Score & Sound Design: Matthias Muller
Translators: Katherine Wang and Emily Wang
Interview Translation Assistant: Echo Huang
"Flatface" is a personal project made in collaboration with Mike Schneider, professional fingerboarder and owner of Flatface.
As a sucker for euphoria, I was fascinated when I stumbled upon Mike's YouTube channel a couple months ago (MikeSchneider). I had no clue fingerboarding still existed, and here is this 23-year-old guy who not only has a successful fingerboarding business, but is (I'd argue) the best fingerboarder in the world. Upon entering Mike’s world, the fingerboards, skateboards, ramps, fresh air and laid back atmosphere transported me back to the timeless days of my youth. This film is the result of Mike kindly showing a couple friends and I around his hometown over a beautiful May weekend. The goal was simply to fuse fun, fingerboarding, skateboarding, and filming for a three to five minute short film about Mike’s company, Flatface. The first four goals were achieved, however the whole time thing ceased to exist from the moment I entered Mike's Flatface dimension, resulting in a film that is a collection of curiosity, observations, and new experiences.
-- Director / Cinematographer / Editor: Jonathan Bregel Producer / AC / Sound Recorder: Rocco Campanelli DIT / Colorist: Jeff Levine
Music By: White Rainbow Special Thanks: The Schneiders, Alex Friedman, Tyler Ginter Production Company: Variable
Shake off all the worries on your mind and smile! The dogs featured in SHAKE are simply here to offer you a couple minutes of wonder and laughter. :)
Production Company: Variable Directors: Carli Davidson & Jonathan Bregel Executive Producer: Tyler Ginter Producers: Carli Davidson & Alex Friedman Director of Photography: Khalid Mohtaseb Camera Master/Phantom Technician: Nick Midwig Assistant Camera: Daniel Stewart Gaffer: Travis Becker Animal Wrangler: Amanda Giese Craft Services: Tim Wiesch Production Assistant: Cheyenne Allott
Post Production: Variable & The Mill Editor: Jonathan Bregel Assistant Editor: Jeff Levine Post Production Producer: Alex Friedman Head of Content: Ian Bearce @ The Mill TK Producer: Heath Raymond @ The Mill Colourist: Sal Malfitano @ The Mill
I spent the afternoon with my friend Summer at her beautiful apartment in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Director/Cinematographer/Editor - Jonathan Bregel
Music: Helios - Buldir (Thanks, Keith!)
With no pre-developed story or shot-list, we let our curiosity & conversations with Wladyslaw guide the film. As a result, his outlook on life furthered our belief that contentment through self-acceptance trumps societal approval.
Free your mind.
Production Company: Variable
Director / Cinematographer: Jonathan Bregel & Khalid Mohtaseb Producer: Tyler Ginter Art Director: Joseph Sciacca Local Coordinator & Translator: Piotr Labercheck
Editorial & Color Grade: Salomon Ligthelm - ligthelm.tv
Post Story Producer: Susan Modaress Polish Translators: Sophia Whitman & Arkadiusz Lesniak
"Green" is a visual meditation film for those who seek calm in the midst of their busy lives. Whether the film is a looping screensaver in the background, or a means of focus in the foreground, the intent is to provide a little massage for the soul.
The film is best experienced in 4K with decent speakers or headphones.
Director, Cinematographer, Editor: Jonathan Bregel Original Score: Edo Van Breeman & Johannes Winkler
Production Company: Variable Executive Producer: Tyler Ginter Producer: Rocco Campanelli Production Supervisor: Samantha Scaffidi Gaffer: Brad Burke DIT: Jeff Levine PA: Chris Neurohr Special Thanks: Summer Rayne Oakes & Sander van Dijk Stage: Egg Studios
Our location scout in Xinjiang, China is upset that he never gets credit for his hard work on commercials. All he wants is to see his name in the credits…even though commercials don’t show the credits.
This film is a chronologically ordered documentation of a location scout for a Car commercial in Xinjiang, China.
Director / Cinematographer / Editor - Jonathan Bregel
I had the pleasure of spending a few moments with Bob Hosier, the gentleman who started Baltimore's "Miracle on 34th Street".