Jonas a film by eli daughdrill

a film about my brother, his illness, and liminal spaces

The Filmmakers


director/producer/cinematographer/editor…..eli daughdrill
music……thomas derenzo
sound editing/design…..laura schmadel
production sound…..lorraine de leon
production sound…..maki fujita
music clearance…..the rights workshop


Eli Daughdrill
imgEli Daughdrill is a filmmaker and teacher living in Los Angeles, CA. He teaches Film History and Film Studies at Chapman University, Santa Monica College, and Loyola Marymount University. Eli has an MFA in Film Production from Loyola Marymount and a BA in Cinema from San Francisco State University. The almond ranch featured in Jonas is where Eli grew up, in the heart of California’s Central Valley. Eli has previously completed 4 short narrative films. Jonas is his first documentary. For more information contact me at:


Thomas Derenzo
Thomas DeRenzo has a unique and creative history in the tradition of composing music for film. Born and educated in New York, he began his music education at an early age. Studying percussion greatly contributed to the development of a strong independent, musical sense. This is demonstrated in his composition technique which exhibits captivating combinations of rhythm and harmony. Using unique sonic textures, inspired by travels and the study of Italian, American and Russian romantic, classical and traditional folk music, the sonority of each composition and their effect is fulfilling and absorbing. Visit (new site coming May 2007)




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