Featuring the work of award-winning filmmaker, Jon Ayon
Jon Ayon Alonso is an Editor from Los Angeles, currently based out of Portland, OR. As a filmmaker, Ayon began his career creating websites and music videos for indie and punk bands in the Pacific Northwest. In Oakland, Ayon worked as a Camera Operator and Editor for KDOL-TV and graduated from film school at San Francisco State University with honors. His work in the Bay Area was prolific, earning him awards and recognition from organizations like The Annenberg Foundation, The SF Emmys, and American Zoetrope. Among Ayon’s 11 short films is Sombras (Shadows) a documentary detailing the harrowing anxieties his parents experienced as undocumented immigrants in America. Sombras premiered at HBO’s Latino Film Fest and screened at Sundance, winning the grand prize in the Coppola Director’s Short Competition. Currently, he is the Editor for Johnny Symon’s latest short entitled Hoodie and Celine Shimizu’s latest feature entitled The Celine Archive. He is also an Editor for Outside the Frame (a Portland-based nonprofit that empowers marginalized youth to produce films about their experiences), the Refugee Center Online, and an Instructor for the NW Film Center. Recently, Jon Ayon was selected by Lower Boom Studios as 1 of 6 writing fellows to create a pilot script for the upcoming drama series, Portland Dark. As a writer/director, Ayon’s films investigate issues of race, class, sex, immigration, Indigeneity, and generational trauma.