Jon Mann is a graduate of Acadia University (POLS, 2011) and the New York Film Academy (Screenwriting, 2013). In 2012, he wrote the documentary Drink ‘Em Dry which premiered at Harvard Law School. After Harvard, the film is now in universities and colleges in North and South America, Europe, and Australia. Drink ‘Em Dry was nominated for Best Canadian Documentary at the Canadian Labour International Film Festival (2012). In 2014, Jon completed his first feature-length documentary, Project Power, which follows the social movement against the sale of NB Power to Hydro-Quebec in 2010. In 2015 Jon co-wrote and directed the short-film Rearview which racked up wins and nominations at film festivals world-wide. In 2017, Jon and production partner Rob Ramsay‘s project Wolfville won the 2018 National Screen Institute’s Totally Television program. Filming for the short film’s Cahoots & Missy, written and directed by Jon, completed Fall 2017. In 2018, Jon was the Production Coordinator for TIFF Pitch This! short film winner Wildfire.
In September 2018, Wolfville was optioned by Take The Shot Productions.
In February 2019, Cahoots won Best Canadian Film at the Canadian International Comedy Film Festival in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In March 2019, Cahoots was nominated for Best Comedy at the DeReel Film Festival in Dereel, Australia.
Jon is currently an Associate Producer on North Star, a short film starring Kevin Bacon and Laura Innes, from 2019 Oscar-winning producer Andrew Carlberg.
Filming began in August 2020 for Pub Crawl, an unscripted series on the historically significant bars of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The series will be broadcasted by Bell TV, Winter 2020.