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Jon East

Director

 

 

From 2005 – 2008 Jon acted as Head of BBC Children’s Drama, Animation & Acquisitions.

Credits

TELEVISION
Date: 2019-
Production (role):
Cursed (Director)
Company:
Netflix
Project details:
In production

Series created by Frank Miller

Written by Tom Wheeler
Date: 2018
Production (role):
Lost In Space (Director)
Company:
Legendary Television / Netflix
Project details:

Date: 2018-
Production (role):
Jamestown 3 (Director)
Company:
Carnival / Sky
Project details:
2 x 60min

Series created by Bill Gallagher
Date: 2017
Production (role):
The Last Kingdom 3 (Director)
Company:
Carnival / Netflix
Project details:
In production
Date: 2017
Production (role):
Killing Eve (Director)
Company:
Sid Gentle Films / BBC America / BBC1
Project details:
Written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge

3 x 60min
Date: 2017
Production (role):
Ackley Bridge (Director)
Company:
The Forge Entertainment / Channel 4
Project details:
2 x 60min
Date: 2016
Production (role):
The Last Kingdom 2 (Director)
Company:
Carnival / BBC2
Project details:
2 x 60min
Date: 2015
Production (role):
Maigret (Director)
Company:
ITV 1
Project details:
TV Film

Starring Rowan Atkinson
Date: 2015
Production (role):
Stan Lee's Lucky Man (Director)
Company:
Carnival / Sky 1
Project details:
2 x 60min
Date: 2014
Production (role):
Beowulf (Director)
Company:
ITV 1
Project details:
Lead Director

2 x 60min
Date: 2014
Production (role):
Critical (Director)
Company:
Hat Trick / Sky
Project details:
Lead Director

7 x 60min

Starring Lennie James
Date: 2013
Production (role):
Downton Abbey: Christmas Special (Director)
Company:
Carnival Film & TV / ITV
Date: 2013
Production (role):
Whitechapel 4 (Director)
Company:
Carnival Film & TV / ITV
Project details:
Lead Director

4 x 60min
Date: 2012
Production (role):
The Last Weekend (Director)
Company:
Carnival / ITV
Project details:
Lead Director
Date: 2011
Production (role):
Whitechapel 3 (Director)
Company:
Carnival Film & TV / ITV
Project details:
2 x 60min
Date: 2011
Production (role):
Sparticles (Director)
Company:
End of the World Ltd / CBBC
Project details:
Lead Director for Series 1

Executive producer on Series 2
Date: 2010
Production (role):
Spirit Warriors (Director / Executive Producer / Concept-Storyboard Artist)
Company:
CBBC / BBCHD
Project details:
Lead director

5 episodes
Date: 2008
Production (role):
Summerhill (Director / Executive Producer)
Company:
BBC / Tiger Aspect / BBC4 / CBBC
Project details:
BAFTA Winner for Best Writer and Breakthrough Talent


Date: 2006
Production (role):
That Summer Day (Director / Executive Producer)
Company:
BBC / Hat Trick Productions / CBBC
Project details:
TV Movie
Date: 2005
Production (role):
Rocket Man (Director)
Company:
Coastal productions / Touchpaper TV / BBC 1 (Eps. 1 & 2)
Project details:
Starring Robson Green
Date: 2005
Production (role):
Beaten (Director / Executive Producer)
Company:
Coastal productions / BBC 1
Project details:
Starring Robson Green & Saira Todd
Date: 2004
Production (role):
Bodies (Director)
Company:
Hat Trick / BBC 3
Project details:
Written by Jed Mercurio

Date: 2004
Production (role):
New Tricks 2 (Director)
Company:
Wall to Wall Television / BBC 1
Date: 2003
Production (role):
New Tricks (Director)
Company:
Wall To Wall Television / BBC 1
Date: 2003
Production (role):
Silent Witness 7 (Director)
Company:
BBC 1
Date: 2002
Production (role):
Avenging Angels (Director)
Company:
Granada
Date: 2002
Production (role):
The Vice 5 (Director)
Company:
Carlton / Touchpaper TV
Date: 2001
Production (role):
The Vice (Director)
Company:
Carlton / Touchpaper TV
Project details:
Starring Ken Stott
Date: 2001
Production (role):
Where The Heart Is (Director)
Company:
YTV
Date: 2000
Production (role):
A & E 3 (Director)
Company:
Granada
Date: 2000
Production (role):
Eastenders (Director)
Company:
BBC
Project details:
22 x 30min
Date: 1997
Production (role):
Brookside (Director)
Company:
Mersey Television / Channel 4
Date: 1996
Production (role):
The Vertical Plane (Director / Producer)
Company:
BBC 1
SHORT FILM
Date: 2000
Production (role):
Red Rolls Royce (Director)
Project details:
35mm theatrical black comedy

Written by Andrew Henry
Date: 1999
Production (role):
It Can Be Done (Director / Co-Writer)
Project details:
35mm theatrical short drama

Festival screenings: Venice (nominated for Silver Lion), New York, LA, Cannes

European theatrical release in 2001
Date: 1990
Production (role):
A Future In Fish (Director)
Company:
Channel 4
Project details:
16mm black comedy for the “He-Play” slot

Starring Dexter Fletcher and Georgina Hale
Date: 1990
Production (role):
Matchless (Director)
Company:
SBS TV, Australia
Project details:
16mm psychological thriller
AWARDS
Date: 2014
Production (role):
Online Film & Television Association
Company:
Nominated for Best Direction in a Drama Series (DOWNTON ABBEY)
Date: 2008
Production (role):
BAFTA Children's Award
Company:
Nominated for Best Drama (SUMMERHILL)
Date: 2007
Production (role):
BAFTA Children's Award
Company:
Won Best Drama (THAT SUMMER DAY)

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2019-
    Production (role): Cursed (Director)
    Company: Netflix
    Project details: In production

    Series created by Frank Miller

    Written by Tom Wheeler
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): Lost In Space (Director)
    Company: Legendary Television / Netflix
    Project details:
  • Date: 2018-
    Production (role): Jamestown 3 (Director)
    Company: Carnival / Sky
    Project details: 2 x 60min

    Series created by Bill Gallagher
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): The Last Kingdom 3 (Director)
    Company: Carnival / Netflix
    Project details: In production
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): Killing Eve (Director)
    Company: Sid Gentle Films / BBC America / BBC1
    Project details: Written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge

    3 x 60min
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): Ackley Bridge (Director)
    Company: The Forge Entertainment / Channel 4
    Project details: 2 x 60min
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): The Last Kingdom 2 (Director)
    Company: Carnival / BBC2
    Project details: 2 x 60min
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): Maigret (Director)
    Company: ITV 1
    Project details: TV Film

    Starring Rowan Atkinson
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): Stan Lee's Lucky Man (Director)
    Company: Carnival / Sky 1
    Project details: 2 x 60min
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): Beowulf (Director)
    Company: ITV 1
    Project details: Lead Director

    2 x 60min
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): Critical (Director)
    Company: Hat Trick / Sky
    Project details: Lead Director

    7 x 60min

    Starring Lennie James
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): Downton Abbey: Christmas Special (Director)
    Company: Carnival Film & TV / ITV
    Project details:
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): Whitechapel 4 (Director)
    Company: Carnival Film & TV / ITV
    Project details: Lead Director

    4 x 60min
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): The Last Weekend (Director)
    Company: Carnival / ITV
    Project details: Lead Director
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): Whitechapel 3 (Director)
    Company: Carnival Film & TV / ITV
    Project details: 2 x 60min
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): Sparticles (Director)
    Company: End of the World Ltd / CBBC
    Project details: Lead Director for Series 1

    Executive producer on Series 2
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): Spirit Warriors (Director / Executive Producer / Concept-Storyboard Artist)
    Company: CBBC / BBCHD
    Project details: Lead director

    5 episodes
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): Summerhill (Director / Executive Producer)
    Company: BBC / Tiger Aspect / BBC4 / CBBC
    Project details: BAFTA Winner for Best Writer and Breakthrough Talent


  • Date: 2006
    Production (role): That Summer Day (Director / Executive Producer)
    Company: BBC / Hat Trick Productions / CBBC
    Project details: TV Movie
  • Date: 2005
    Production (role): Rocket Man (Director)
    Company: Coastal productions / Touchpaper TV / BBC 1 (Eps. 1 & 2)
    Project details: Starring Robson Green
  • Date: 2005
    Production (role): Beaten (Director / Executive Producer)
    Company: Coastal productions / BBC 1
    Project details: Starring Robson Green & Saira Todd
  • Date: 2004
    Production (role): Bodies (Director)
    Company: Hat Trick / BBC 3
    Project details: Written by Jed Mercurio

  • Date: 2004
    Production (role): New Tricks 2 (Director)
    Company: Wall to Wall Television / BBC 1
    Project details:
  • Date: 2003
    Production (role): New Tricks (Director)
    Company: Wall To Wall Television / BBC 1
    Project details:
  • Date: 2003
    Production (role): Silent Witness 7 (Director)
    Company: BBC 1
    Project details:
  • Date: 2002
    Production (role): Avenging Angels (Director)
    Company: Granada
    Project details:
  • Date: 2002
    Production (role): The Vice 5 (Director)
    Company: Carlton / Touchpaper TV
    Project details:
  • Date: 2001
    Production (role): The Vice (Director)
    Company: Carlton / Touchpaper TV
    Project details: Starring Ken Stott
  • Date: 2001
    Production (role): Where The Heart Is (Director)
    Company: YTV
    Project details:
  • Date: 2000
    Production (role): A & E 3 (Director)
    Company: Granada
    Project details:
  • Date: 2000
    Production (role): Eastenders (Director)
    Company: BBC
    Project details: 22 x 30min
  • Date: 1997
    Production (role): Brookside (Director)
    Company: Mersey Television / Channel 4
    Project details:
  • Date: 1996
    Production (role): The Vertical Plane (Director / Producer)
    Company: BBC 1
    Project details:
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2000
    Production (role): Red Rolls Royce (Director)
    Company:
    Project details: 35mm theatrical black comedy

    Written by Andrew Henry
  • Date: 1999
    Production (role): It Can Be Done (Director / Co-Writer)
    Company:
    Project details: 35mm theatrical short drama

    Festival screenings: Venice (nominated for Silver Lion), New York, LA, Cannes

    European theatrical release in 2001
  • Date: 1990
    Production (role): A Future In Fish (Director)
    Company: Channel 4
    Project details: 16mm black comedy for the “He-Play” slot

    Starring Dexter Fletcher and Georgina Hale
  • Date: 1990
    Production (role): Matchless (Director)
    Company: SBS TV, Australia
    Project details: 16mm psychological thriller
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): Online Film & Television Association
    Company: Nominated for Best Direction in a Drama Series (DOWNTON ABBEY)
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): BAFTA Children's Award
    Company: Nominated for Best Drama (SUMMERHILL)
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): BAFTA Children's Award
    Company: Won Best Drama (THAT SUMMER DAY)
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