Jonathan is a film programmer, curator, and writer. He began his career at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (2006–2015), where, among other ground-breaking initiatives, he curated the first Caribbean retrospective of the work of John Akomfrah and Black Audio Film Collective. He became Director of Programming for Miami’s Third Horizon Film Festival in 2016, a position he continues to hold.
Based in London, he is co-founder of The Twelve30 Collective, which is dedicated to screening Caribbean cinema in the UK. He is also a programme consultant for Open City Documentary Festival and Sheffield DocFest, and for the past two years has been a programmer for the experimental Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, and for Tribeca Film Festival’s international features section. He has also held programming positions at London’s East End Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival.