UVA’s Compassionate Care Conference

I gave a presentation in the nursing school auditorium.

Toronto Presentation

The Huntington Society of Canada flew me up to share.

India blog

My trip abroad was extremely fruitful. It was refreshing sitting down in person and we’re excited about our game plan for the final stage of the project.

We shot some quality video to introduce the project that we’ll put together with a trailer for Kickstarter ASAP.

The final on-line edit will be states side.

February 12th

Gave a presentation at Peace Collage (now William Peace University)


Update presentation for BSA breakfast encapsulated much.

Meeting with ATO pictures provided helpful insight.

Conference with Huntington’s Disease Society of Canada’s CEO opened doors.


I was interviewed for an article in UVA’s alumni magazine.

I’m glad I came to Sundance for networking purposes.

I’ve three speaking engagements in the works.


Excited about the footage I got in Dr. Lo’s lab.

The map Animations Rich is working on look great.

Encouraging response from the two presentations I gave in Chapel Hill.

November 18

Exciting new connections with medical community.

November 8

After 9 days Mika and I have nearly finalized the script and shot the final pickups with Mark.

November 2

In Philadelphia with Mika. We’ve conformed the script to the cut and are getting into revisions.

October 18

Good trading notes in Atlanta with the fellas of GiveUsNames.org

October 8

The projects message had an impact on some fellas in West Virginia (another conference).

September 29

I’m speaking at a conference in Lynchburg Saturday.

September 20

Submitted the 127 min. ‘work-in-progress’ cut to Sundance for the International Documentary Feature Film category.

September 10

Flying to LA to meet with a seasoned Executive Producer.

August 30

We have the cut down from 3 hours to 140min. It’s a bit like pulling teeth but we hope to chop another 40 min before submitting it to Sundance.

August 17

Optimistic Kickstarter incentives will flow from base touch w/ Floyd. Partnership w/ MeGlad may prove uber constructive

August 10

Things are moving fwd! Nearly assembled all the pieces for the cut we hope to submit to Sundance in Sept. The “fine cut” is more just to give an idea then a final product.

August 8

NPR re-aired the With Good Reason segment.

August 2

We have a Rough Cut! (still running twice the length we need though so much cutting remains)

July 30, 2011

Finished recording first round of narration.

July 17, 2011

PCMD50 handheld recorder has much improved rough narration takes for the first cut. Thanks Ben!

July 7, 2011

Promotion at the 22nd annual BRTGOBP fest was a huge success. We sold 25 shirts and generated a lot of awareness!

June 30, 2011

Got 50 tees from the screen printer.

June 20, 2011

Finalized the shirt design for the first round of tees

June 10, 2011

Finalized 5.1 mix, score, and recording deals with Little Rhodie Productions

June 3, 2011

More radio excitement = D this time on KRBD 105.3 FM’s Fresh Friday Show which aired “Crazy As That Is” in its entirety for the first time.

May 27, 2011

The Father Spirit T-Shirt design is nearing completion.

May 20, 2011

Heard a lot of positive feed back regarding the Shilling Show segment on WINA 1070AM a recording is available Here.

May 13, 2011

Jonathan will be broadcast live on the Shilling Show WINA 1070AM at 12:30PM

May 4, 2011

Recording sessions this past Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday went great! The Sound Track is really coming into its own = D

April 27, 2011

Speaking to the Fellas this Friday at 7AM: cvillefbc.com and hanging with Ben & Sam tomorrow while Dave records some more tracks for the doc.

April 20, 2011

Vikram got some additional material we needed up in the Himalayas. After months and years of hard work the film is really coming alive. Were on the home stretch!

April 11, 2011

Major strides on the script and narration, plus scored some sweet riding shots for opening and closing scenes! Heading south tomorrow hope it’s not too wet a ride.

April 6, 2011

Made the haul to Philly! Our Supervising Producer Mika and I will be working hard to further tighten the selected footage, refine our planed narration and get some final riding shots here states side to close out the film.

April 4, 2011

The med school gig was sweet, the audience gave me some timely chuckles and looks of surprise akin to Mom’s when I first mentioned the India idea. One student said it was the best presentation of the year.

March 30, 2011

Jonathan will be speaking to UVA’s first year Med students at 10:30 in the Medical Ed Auditorium.

March 23, 2011

Jonathan got the undivided attention of high school students for 2 hours and 40 minutes. “It was really neat to see how some students… well their eyes just light up as I shared” -JD

March 27, 2011

We’re excited to put the final touches on the trailer and launch a page on Kickstarter.com, but can’t change gears yet as important progress is being made on the feature itself.

March 21, 2011

We’re marching forward and plowing through the bulk of the footage selection, writing and editing.

March 17, 2011

We heard from With Good Reason that they’ve been getting lots of positive feedback on the radio show! The recording is available here.

March 12, 2011

Thanks so much to Mike Marshal who did a great treatment of the Scouting Breakfast for the Crozet Gazette.

March 7, 2011

The Friends of Scouting Breakfast was a great success; everything went smoothly, and over 200 people turned out for the presentation.

February 24, 2011

Jonathan will be on NPR’s With Good Reason to talk about Father Spirit on February 26, 2011. Check their schedule to see when it will be airing near you.

February 14, 2011

Jonathan will be speaking live at 6:30pm EST tonight about the importance of “drawing people out,” talking from his experience working with Pops and Huntington’s Disease. If you have trouble catching it, the show will also be recorded: HelpForHD.

January 27, 2011

Jonathan will be speaking at the Friends of Scouting breakfast Feb 24.

January 9, 2011

Jonathan will be recording an interview on Jan 11 with NPR’s “With Good Reason.”

January 8, 2011

The project is moving along quickly and seems to be gaining momentum. It is a real challenge for everyone on the team keep up with the pace of it, but better to be at then center of a vortex then off in a vacuum somewhere.

January 4, 2011

The shoot today was a big success! Important interviews with Jenny (sister), Sara (mom) and Dr. Harrison (Pop’s doctor) were critical for plot development as was the family conversation.

The script’s rough draft is about halfway complete, video editing is at full tilt, LLC creation demands attention, and important developments on the music scene are also current, with recording taking place tonight.

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