Jon Karthaus

Johnnywood Productions


Jon Karthaus (34) wanted to be an actor and filmmaker when he was only 9 years old. He started acting at a young age and besides acting, he wanted to create more so he started learning as much as possible about; writing, producing and above all directing. He started his own production company at the age of 21 and never stopped creating ever since.

With his Amsterdam based production company; Johnnywood Productions, Jon co-produced his feature film debut called 'Homies' in 2014. This comedy was also written and directed by Jon and reached more than 200,000 visitors to Dutch cinemas. This was followed by a couple of television series, music video’s and commercials, as well as writing and directing his second film called 'Bella Donna's' in 2016, which also received the 'Golden Film’. And it seems like the Dutch audiences like Jon’s cinematic signature. Jon recently wrote and directed the multicultural blockbuster 'Bon Bini Holland II' which was awarded for ‘Best Film of 2018’, got the Platinum Status after only two weeks of release and attracted over 700.000 visitors. Jon is now developing two new feature films and is working as a showrunner/writer on a new television series. Which will be expected in 2020.