Jonathan Asser

Writer

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Sean Gascoine
Associate Agent: Amy Sparks

Film, TV & Theatre

Jonathan is an award-winning published psychodynamic counsellor and poet. He is credited with developing a unique approach to working with the small number of violent gang members who continued to dominate within the largest prison in the UK. Jonathan used this experience to write his first feature-length screenplay, STARRED UP.

STARRED UP was greeted by audiences and critics alike with warm praise. Mark Kemode (The Guardian) praised Jonathan's 'fine ear for the nuances of macho verbal sparring,' whilst The Telegraph described it as 'compellingly gritty'.

This feature was the recipient of numerous nominations and awards including Best Supporting Actor for Ben Mendelsohn at the British Independent Film Awards and a Best Actor win for Jack O'Connell at the Dublin Film Critics Award. O'Connell was also the reciptent of BAFTA's Rising Star Award. 

Jonathan himself was the winner of the Best British Newcomer award at the London Film Festival, Scottish BAFTAs for Writer: Film/Television and Best Feature Film as well as the WGGB award for Best First Screenplay. The screenplay was also nominated at the British Independent Film Awards. Further to this, Jonathan was a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit of 2014. 

He now has several new works in development. 

 

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CONTACT

Slim Film & TV

Televison

FLUSH

Left Bank Pictures

Film

SAMARKAND

Hardy, Son & Baker / IM Global

Film

THE RAPTURE

SUMS Film & Media

Television

THE TIGER

Protozoa Pictures / Plan B

Film

PRETTY

Cowboy Films Ltd

Film

Film

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STARRED UP

Sigma Films

Original screenplay
Director: David Mackenzie
Winner: Best British Newcomer (London Film Festival)
Winner: Writer Film/Television (Scottish BAFTA)
Winner: Best Film (Scottish BAFTA)
Winner: Best First Screenplay (WGGB Awards)
Nominee: Best British Independent Film (BIFA)
Nominee: Best Screenplay (BIFA)

Other

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IDENTITY PARADE: NEW BRITISH AND IRISH POETS

Bloodaxe

Poetry Anthology

OUTSIDE THE ALL STARS

Arc Publications

Poetry Publication

THE SWITCH

Donut Press

Poetry Publication