Who says imaginary friends are harmless?
HOLLYWOOD, CA - January 13, 2011 - Jon Sloan, a socially challenged computer engineer doesn't have any luck with the ladies. A desperate loner looking for love, Jon finds himself the constant victim of rejection from the local bar girls. In a state of depression Jon questions his sanity as he begins seeing a large man in black through out his daily life that he recognizes, but can't place who the man is.
After an online date goes wrong, Jon finds himself thrust into a world of darkness when the man in black turns out to be Blackie; Jon's sociopath, childhood imaginary friend that has returned to his life to taunt and entice him to live out a life of lust and murder.
Jon is a Dark Drama about a man's struggle to deal with who he is, and what he will become.
Directed and written by William Instone, also a member of hard rock band BlyndfoldMary. Starring Parker Dash as Jon and the director William Instone himself as Blackie, his imaginary friend. Also appearing in the film is Bill Johnson (Leatherface in Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2), Lloyd Kaufman, Simon Day (Run Fatboy Run), Kim Sønderholm (Tour de Force, Little Big Boy) as a crazy TV evangelist and a lot, lot more.
"For my debut film I wanted to make something that felt real to me. I knew I wanted to do a horror film, but didn't want to do the same old psycho killer in woods hacking up teen aged kids. Jon came to like when I recalled an even in my life when my real life friend JON met a drag queen at a bar and some of the online dating stories I had heard about. While driving to work one morning I came up with the basic idea of the story, 3 days later the script was written. It was important to me to make my characters as real as possible, almost every character in this story I modeled after real people I have known through out my life, in the end I feel strongly that this approach to the writing really paid off and made it very easy for my actors to embrace their character and breath life into them.
Making Jon has been a very enjoyable learning experience. Shot in guerrilla style; the film was made with a 2 man crew and limited budget. This truly was film school by doing. I not only learned what to do, but i learned what not to do and that is something that you only learn by doing it. I'm very proud of what I created and hope that others will enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed making it."
IMDb info: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1592557/
Official 2011 Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=un1HysVCfCw
Interview with William Instone, director of Jon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s36dggsTzlE