About New Jersey Pictures L.L.C.

New Jersey Pictures is an award-winning independent documentary production company in New Jersey.  Our last documentary “Once in a Lullaby: The PS22 Chorus Story” premiered at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival where it was counted as one of  Indiwire’s “most anticipated films” and was featured on WNYC’s Soundcheck program. Past films include “We Love You”, which premiered at the L.A. International Short Film Festival, where it won the “Best Documentary” award. It also won “Best Short Documentary” at the New Jersey Film Festival, was a finalist in the U.S.A. Film Festival, and screened at Telluride Mountainfilm Festival.  ”Diary of Immaculee”which made the official shortlist for an Academy Award® nomination and was part of the One X One program at The Toronto International Film Festival® and “The Soprano State” which had theatrical release in New York and New Jersey.

About New Jersey Pictures

Jonathan Kalafer is an award-winning director/producer of documentaries and an innovative educator serving at New Jersey Institute of Technology and The County College of Morris. His teaching has been acknowledged by the George Lucas Educational Foundation and he procured a “VH1 Save the Music” grant for Jersey City Public Schools. His students serve as both inspiration and collaborators for his professional documentary filmmaking, and he often includes them in the decision making process. Most recently he began working with The TriBeCa Institute to bring their unique programming and opportunities to his students. His most recent documentary "Once in a Lullaby: The PS 22 Chorus Story" (2012 director/producer) premiered at TriBeCa to a sold out audience and critical acclaim. Most recently it was selected by Toronto International Film Festival Tiff.Kids program and selected by the US State Department and USC for their Documentary Diplomacy program American Film Showcase. It earned the "Audience Award" at Woodstock Film Fest and "Best Documentary" at the New Jersey Film Festival. It was also nominated for a Gotham Award and was an official selection at numerous high profile film fests. Past films include We Love You (director/producer 2009) which premiered at the L.A. International Short Film Festival, where it won the “Best Documentary” award. It also won “Best Short Documentary” at the New Jersey Film Festival and was a finalist in the U.S.A. Film Festival. vimeo.com/5562245 "Diary of Immaculee" (producer 2006) made the official shortlist for an Academy Award nomination and was part of the One X One program at The Toronto International Film Festival. It was also selected as a part of the DocuWeeks program and nominated for a "Best Short Documentary" by the I.D.A. Jonathan produced a segment for Universal's "Katy Perry: The 3D Experience" documentary and his video work has appeared on taste-making websites such as Brooklyn Vegan and Pitchfork. He has written pieces that have appeared on the Wall Street Journal's website and in print in Chilltown Magazine. He authored an innovative Media Arts and Sciences curriculum for JCPS that empowers students to be more informed consumers of media as well as producers of media themselves. Jonathan resides in Mendham with his wife Kori and his two sons Zachary 7 and Broden 5.This page contains my professional work, personal clips and is the archive of my students' work.
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One Response to About New Jersey Pictures L.L.C.

  1. Mark Meyer says:

    Can you tell me if or when the PS22 documentary is available to purchase?

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