Jungleboys signs 2012 Tropfest winner Alethea Jones

Film-maker Alethea Jones has joined Sydney-based production company Jungleboys’ stable of directors.

Among the Melbourne-based director’s accolades, she won last year’s Tropfest and recently directed the 2013 Tropfest trailer.

Jones works primarily in comedy, a space the Jungleboys has sought to occupy in the last year.

In 2012 the production company widened its work beyond advertising and online sketch to long form comedy with ABC1’s A Moody Christmas. The company announced late last year it was producing a sketch comedy series for ABC1, which Jones will contribute to.

Jones said: “I’m beyond pumped.”

Jungleboys founder and executive producer Jason Burrows said: “We’re thrilled to have Alethea on board. She is very well respected by a lot of our favourite comic actors. Her work always has a unique and brilliant look and she is one of the funniest directors I’ve met.”

The film-maker’s short Dave’s Dead premiered at the 2012 Sydney Film Festival and screened recently at Flickerfest. In 2011 she won the Audience Choice Award at both Flickerfest and St Kilda Film Festival for short When the Wind Changes. The same film won best short at the 2011 IF Awards.

She received her first broadcast credit writing and directing the ABC documentary Tissue, a part of Matchbox Pictures’ Anatomy series.

The director is also in currently working on her feature film directorial debut in the US.



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