Writer and Director Jonathan Browning

My love of writing & directing was developed in the fertile theatre world of Chicago.  Once I moved to Los Angeles, I started creating a number of award winning short films and I continue to put up new work at live theaters around the city.

I feel incredibly blessed to have the opportunity to continue to work with so many talented artists that I respect and adore.

Director’s Reel >> 


Brand New Dramatic Short…

He Kindly Stopped
He Kindly Stopped, Jonathan’s first dramatic short, is almost through post production.

The story focusses on Menoes & Teddy, a pair of traveling companions who look back on their life and hesitantly look forward to a very uncertain future.

Written & Directed by Jonathan Browning.

Starring Stoney Westmoreland & Mark Elias.

One Serpent Show…

This one-man show written & performed by Jonathan Browning was presented at the Second City Hollywood Studio Theatre.

A small Southern Baptist church is visited by Satan, who gives a sermon on God’s scapegoats.  He brings along a few friends to share their side of the biblical stories we have all heard a thousand times.

Directed by Stoney Westmoreland.

A Night of One-Acts…

A collection of original one-acts written and directed by Jonathan Browning.  Working with a rotating cast, Jonathan workshopped over 30 original pieces, presenting new material at every show.

Themes were about Love, Loss, Life, Lies & Lucid. Performances starred Cristen Irene, Krista Lally, Carrie Weisberg, Rachel Crane, Celeste Pechous, Stoney Westmorland, Keith Reay, Josh Callahan, Jamison Scala, David Alfano, Leopold the Lion, Steven Sears, Tom MartinTracy Thorpe.

After creating 29 original one-acts in less than six months, I’m taking a little time off but hope to return to The Lucky And The Strong soon.

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/theluckyandthestrong

Monkey Come Home Synopsis & Episode 1 – Preview

MCH Talent, a D-Level Talent Agency run out of an ex-wife’s garage, specializes in representing a variety of performers.  Their clients include a number of low-level actors but their niche is Paper Monkeys, people who dress up in costumes and hand out flyers.  MCH just got a new co-owner and not everyone is excited about change.

Starring – Josh Callahan, David AlfanoCarrie Weisberg, Tom Farnan, Carl Tart, Sasha Ali, Jamison Scala, Michael Gutierrez & Kelli Jacobson.

Edited by Chris Witt

Produced by Screaming Frog Productions & Shiran Witt

Director of Photography – Justin PerkinsonMonkey Come Home - Paper Monkeys

Monkey Come Home is a new webseries coming soon!