Foot Soldier                                        

Jon Bryant Crawford

Jon Bryant Crawford is from Little Rock, Arkansas. Southern culture and literature are big influences on his perspective as a filmmaker. He is a graduate of Hendrix College where he made his first feature documentary, Pink Houses, which won the Stonewall Society Pride in the Arts Award in 2005. After graduating, he shot news at the local NBC affiliate while simultaneously making a documentary for the National Homeless Coalition.  

Jon then attended the San Francisco Art Institute before deciding to leave school to work professionally. While working in production and advertising, he interned at the legendary Film Arts and worked for the Academy Award winning team of Fawn Yacker and Dee Moshbacher.  

Currently he is pursuing his MFA at UCLA’s graduate film program. He returned to Arkansas to make his latest short film, Foot Soldier. While in Arkansas he directed Leveling the Playing Field, a short documentary for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  

His first year film, Tell Me A Memory, is a recipient of the Carl David Memorial Award, and was picked to be shown in the Pride of the Ocean Workshops. He looks forward to an exciting festival season with multiple films entering the circuit.

He is busy working on his upcoming thesis film, Sugarbritches.   
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