Jonah Stands Up is a short documentary centering around the late Jonah Bascle, who’s filled with big ideas and the desire to see them through. Through the combination of Jonah’s comedy, archival and observational footage, and animations based on his visual aesthetic, the documentary explores Jonah’s creativity, humor and his unique way of facing disability and mortality.

Screenings

Past

May 5, 2017 - Bentonville Film Festival - Bentonville, AR

April 20 & 21, 2017 - Indie Grits Festival - Columbia, SC

March 18, 2017 - American Rehabilitation Counseling Association Conference - San Francisco, CA

March 3, 2017 - Underexposed Film Festival yc - Rock Hill, SC

January 27, 2017 - Louisiana Rehabilitation Services - New Orleans, LA

November 3, 2016 - St. Louis International Film Festival - St. Louis, MO

October 14, 2016 - New Orleans Film Festival - New Orleans, LA

Awards

Special Jury and Audience Award for Louisiana Short, New Orleans Film Festival

Jury Award for Best Women Student Filmmaker, Directors Guild of America

Best Documentary, Underexposed Film Festival yc

Kickstarter

A Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign ran from July 30 – August 28 2014 and successfully raised funds that went towards production, post-production and distribution costs. An enormous thanks to the generous support of the following Kickstarter contributors who made this film possible: Aine Malone • Adam Goldbérg • Alden Littlewood • Alex Pooler • Amy Boudreaux • Amy Hill • Amy Lynch • Amy Voigt • Andrea • Andrea Welford • Ben Mcmeen • Bonita Day • Brendan Burch • Brian Tarney • Carol Mason • Cassie Catalanotto • Catherine David • Caterina • Chad & Sam Golda • Charles Allport • Charlotte Jones • Christina Duggar • Christina Wilson • Christopher Willoughby • Cornelius Murphy • Cree McCree • Cyndie Gangi • Dan Girmus • Dan Page • Dara Flynn • David Catching • Deborah Gill • Deb Werneburg • Dee Marie • Derek Dupuy • Doug Trotter • Edward & Janet MacCormack • Elaine Goldman • Eleanor • Eli • Elizabeth Kenny • Ellen Dicks • Elliot Sheedy • Eric Engelson • Eric Laws • Frank Horton • Frank O’Donnell • Gary Reggio • George Angelico • George Mauer • Greg Angelico • Harris Fellman • Jan Roberts-Breslin • Jack Dawson • Jared Gore • Jason Neatherlin • Jean Angelico • Jean Tomlinson-Saltmarsh • Jennifer Beers • Jill Sumiyasu • Jocelyn Hutt • John & Patty Elstrott • John F. Butler • Jordana Michal Shani • Julie Irish • Julia Broussard • Justin Lawrence Hoyt • Kacey • Kate Trenerry • Katie • Katie Kidwell • Khemara Kang • Lanna Rudeseal • Laurel • Karen Van Poperin • Koby Bar • Lance Pellegrini • Laura Veazey • Leah Klein • Lisa Tankanow • Lynne Siefert • Mark • Mark Sondeen • Mary Morlino • Matt Embry • Maura Iversen • Max Power • Meg Harvey • Meredith Pharis • Michael Powers • Michael C. Shedrick • Michaela O’Brien • Michelle Riley • Missy Wilkinson • Patricia Sanchez • Patsy Searcy • Paul Fisch • Pete Knapp • Philip Bascle • R. Hendricks • Renos Gavris • Robert McKenzie • Robin Berghaus • Ross & Sinclair Family • Sandy • Shaari Neretin • Sara • Sarah Wisner & Sean Temple • Shane Dicks • Shaun Dawson • Shuaiding Chi • Spartie & Lori • Stephanie Nelson • Steve Walter • Susan & Allan Chambers • Susan Bregman • Tess Jeffers • The Banjo Project • Trevor Maylen • Vincent Saia • Wade • Wendy Willis • Whitney Gronski Buffa • Wren Lee • Zak Nelson