Jonathon “Jono” Shannon is an award-winning advertising creative, screenwriter, and author.
In his commercial work, Jono has transformed brainwaves into ocean waves, created a personal unit of velocity, distilled memory into fragrance, and made talking about emotions more masculine.
He’s been recognised at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, The One Club for Creativity, The Effie Awards, Tropfest Short Film Festival, and the St. Kilda Film Festival (an Academy Awards® qualifying event).
Jono is represented by Lyn Tranter at Australian Literary Management. His debut novel SNOWFALLS OVER KYOTO is a story of love, loss, and the distinct seasons of our lives, set in Japan and Iceland.
His screenwriting credits include WILDSHOTS, a feature documentary series highlighting the plight of endangered animals all over the globe, and THE LAST FIGHT, an award-winning short film focusing on mental illness, martial arts and modern masculinity.
ST. KILDA FILM FESTIVAL Official Selection. TROPFEST Best Documentary Screenplay, Film Finalist. CANNES LIONS Shortlist. CLIOS Silver. ONE SHOW Merit x2, Shortlist x2. EFFIES Silver x3, Bronze. D&AD Brand Storytelling Competition Winner. NEW YORK FESTIVAL Third, Finalist x5. NEW YORK FESTIVAL (MIDAS) Gold, Silver, Finalist x5. ADFEST ASIA Gold, Silver x2, Bronze x3. SPIKES ASIA Silver, Bronze. MONSTER CHILDREN PHOTO COMP Shortlist.