Jonathan Parkinson

Jonathan Parkinson

Director at The Traveling Picture Show Company

Los Angeles, United States

My Latest Work



A British native, Jonathan Parkinson moved to South Africa in 1983 and launched his directing career in 1989, working under different companies, including his own, the last 15 years with Fresheye Films. He had the privilege of working with Nelson Mandela several times, including the historic address to the nation in 1993. He’s won a variety of awards including Clios, London International, New York Film Festival, Loeries and a Cannes Silver Lion. He believes that for a commercial director, the most important thing to be is a chameleon – approaching each job with a unique perspective so as to capture it’s identity. What continues to make him a great director is the passion he pours in to every project. 

People I worked with

James Cloete
Founder and Managing Director
7 Different Kinds of Smoke
Jonathan Santana
Art Director
Network BBDO
Brad Reilly
Executive Creative Director
Net#work BBDO
Mike Shalit
Creative Director
Network BBDO
Lisa Jaffee
Cut & Paste Studios


Fresh Eye Film Productions
Johannesburg, South Africa

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