director / writer
Jonathan Parker is a writer, director, producer, musician and composer based in San Rafael, CA. He received a BA degree in English from Stanford and began his career as a musician, performing in indie rock bands and the Marin Symphony. He turned to filmmaking after he and fellow band members self-directed a music video that attracted attention from Hollywood.
His first feature film, BARTLEBY, which he also scored, was the Opening Night Selection at the New Directors/New Film Festival at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Deauville. It was released theatrically in the U.S. and U.K. and was an official selection at numerous film festivals including Seattle, Munich, Jerusalem, Karlovy Vary, and South by Southwest.
THE CALIFORNIANS was an official selection at the Mill Valley Film Festival, premiered on Showtime and was distributed internationally by Fox.
(UNTITLED) won the Grand Jury Prize and the Cinema Choice Award at the Mannheim Film Festival and Best American Film at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. It was released theatrically in the U.S. by Samuel Goldwyn Films and was an official selection at the San Francisco and Palm Springs Film Festivals.
THE ARCHITECT had its World Premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival, and since then has been invited to film festivals across the nation and the world – from Vancouver to Seoul, Rio de Janeiro to Houston and Mill Valley. It will be released widely in 2017.
Jonathan is currently President of the Board of the California Film Institute, which operates the Rafael Theater and produces the Mill Valley Film Festival.
Catherine di Napoli
producer / writer
Catherine di Napoli, B.A. Loyola Marymount University, artist and filmmaker, has produced and co-written four films with writer, director Jonathan Parker. She also created art for Parker Posey’s character in THE ARCHITECT. Her abstract-expressionist artwork is currently on exhibition in commercial buildings in California, and is included in collections throughout the United States.
Marlo McKenzie has joined Parker Film Company as an associate producer. She has previously worked as a producer on BUTTERFLY TOWN, USA and the four-part series, STANDING ON SACRED GROUND, broadcast on PBS stations. She’s currently producing a documentary about imaginative play.