With over 16 years of experience in film production and broadcasting, and a passion for films that inspire and challenge viewers, Jonathon’s film work has taken him all over the world.
After studying film and broadcasting at Evangel University in Springfield, MO and North Central University in Minneapolis, Jon went on to work at – and eventually assume ownership of – Element Media in Milwaukee. At Element, Jon worked on a variety of commercial and non-profit projects, including several short documentary films for Milwaukee-based sports attorney and philanthropist Craig McKenzie. These projects took Jon to Russia, Greece, Italy, Belgium and France, documenting the lives and careers of several international athletes, as well as Mr. McKenzie’s work with youth and adolescent cancer patients in the Milwaukee area.
In 2008, Jon served as Editor, Edit Supervisor and Graphic Designer for Drug Wars – Silver or Lead, a graphic documentary depicting the violent drug wars waged in Mexican border cities such as Ciudad Juarez and Nuevo Laredo. The film was an official selection of the USA Film Festival, Bayou City Inspirational Film Festival and West Hollywood International Film Festival.
In 2009, Jon and two colleagues founded Four Story Creative in Dallas, TX. Their work includes Last Stop, winner of the Best Short Film award at the 2011 LifeTree Film Festival, as well as the music video “The One You Need” for recording artists Shane and Shane. They also traveled to Port-au-Prince following the devastating earthquakes in Haiti to document missionary organization YWAM’s work in the recovery and rebuilding efforts.
Jon is currently involved as the director of cinematography for a number of short film projects, and also owns Jonathon Link Studios with his wife, Kristin. Together they have filmed and produced several short films with Fotolanthropy, as well as work on fine art wedding and family films in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.