Jonathan Daw is an Alice Springs based filmmaker who specialises in stop-motion animation. He has 15 years experience working in film in roles including director, producer, animator and trainer.
Jonathan grew up in Adelaide where he completed a BCA (Honours) degree in Film Production at Flinders University in 2002. He has worked extensively in remote Indigenous media across Australia. Between 2011 and 2017 Jonathan worked for Pintubi Anmatjere Warlpiri (PAW) Media in the central Australian Aboriginal community of Yuendumu. At PAW Media he worked on several animated projects including Bush Mechanics with Warlpiri filmmaker Jason Japaljarri Woods, Kardiya-rlu Kangurnu, a half hour animated documentary for NITV and Yarripiri’s Journey, a half hour documentary for the Songlines on Screen series. He has also worked on collaborative projects for Erub Arts in the Torres Straight, Tjanpi Desert Weavers in Warakurna (WA) and the Mulka Project in Yirrkala (NT).
Jonathan is keen to pass on his knowledge and enthusiasm for animation. He has conducted animation workshops at six Remote Indigenous Media Festivals at various locations and has worked teaching young people at Sharing Stories Foundation, Carclew Youth Arts, the University of Technology Sydney and the Mulka Project.