Jonathan Levine Director

Jonathan Levine was born and raised in New York City, Jonathan Levine has been an aspiring filmmaker since the age of 12. Following his graduation from Brown University's Art/Semiotics program, he worked in New York as personal assistant to renowned writer/director Paul Schrader. In 2002, Jonathan moved to Los Angeles to attend the American Film Institute Conservatory as a director. There, Levine met the writer and producers of All The Boys Love Mandy Lane, which he was soon hired to direct. Upon graduation, Levine premiered the film at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival, which was purchased almost immediately by The Weinstein Co.

In 2008, The Wackness, Levine’s second feature and his first as both writer and director, won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival and LA Film Festival. Starring Ben Kingsley and Josh Peck, the film also earned Levine an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best First Screenplay. It was released in July, 2008 from Sony Pictures Classics.

Most recently, Levine completed direction on 50/50 for Mandate Pictures, which will be released on September 30, 2011 by Summit Entertainment. The film, which stars Joseph Gordon Levitt, Seth Rogen, Bryce Dallas Howard and Anna Kendrick, follows the story of Adam Lerner, played by Levitt, who at 25 is diagnosed with a rare type of cancer.

Next up on Levine’s directorial slate is a film based on his own adaptation of the novel Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion, also for Summit Entertainment. He is also attached to direct the film Little Girl Lost, for Universal Pictures, Jamaica, a reteaming with Reiser, Rogen and Goldberg for Mandate, and Legend, a futuristic teen romance, for CBS Films.

Warm Bodies (2013)
50/50 (2011)
The Wackness (2008)
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
Love Bytes (2005)
Shards (2004