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Jon Doscher
Born Jonathan Henry Doscher
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Westwood, NJ
Nationality Irish, Italian, and German
Occupation Actor, producer, writer, director
Known for This Thing of Ours, Remedy, 4CHOSEN: The Documentary and Harry: A Communication Breakdown.

Jon Doscher (born Jonathan Henry Doscher on January 11, 1971) is an American film producer, actor, director and writer.

Early life and career[edit | edit source]

He was brought up in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, a small town in Northern New Jersey where he made home movies with Rick Hurvitz and Bruce Beresford-Redman while attending Pascack Hills High School.

Before he started on his career as an actor/producer, Doscher owned and operated a service business and published several magazines.

Acting[edit | edit source]

In 2000, Doscher decided to move into the film industry and he was accepted and trained at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York City.[1][2]

He began auditioning for the cast of the film This Thing of Ours, starring James Caan. Soon after, he was cast in other independent films and appeared in the off-Broadway production, Rain Delay.

Doscher then produced and acted in the feature film, Remedy, along with Frank Vincent, Vincent Pastore and Ace Frehley, with music by Danny Aiello.[3]

In 2007 he wrote, produced and appeared in the comedy film The Gentleman.

Producing[edit | edit source]

In June 2004 he started his film production company Starline Films.[4][5] In 2008 Doscher wrote, produced, and directed two documentaries: 4CHOSEN: The Documentary narrated by Montel Williams[6][7] which was awarded Best Documentary at the Garden State Film Festival and Harry: A Communication Breakdown[8][9] narrated by Danny Aiello.[10] Jon Doscher and Starline Films produced the film Bluefield in 2012 loosely based on the history of the Atwood-Blauvelt mansion, in Oradell, New Jersey. The Blauvelt Mansion, as it is commonly known, was built between 1896 and 1897, and is considered a good example of shingle style architecture in Bergen County, NJ.[11] The film, which was shot on location at the mansion, is dedicated to philanthropic endeavors and is aligned with the Blauvelt- Demarest Foundation, the official charitable organization for the Bluefield movie project.[12]

In 2017 he produced and directed Barn9: Chariots on Fire and he worked with Jim Sheridan to develop and produce Old Stoneface].

He is directing and producing a film with titled Under the Milky Way. He co-wrote the screenplay and will play the lead role with a projected start date for mid November 2018.

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Actor

  • Under the Milky Way (2018)
  • Anyone's Son, (2012)
  • Bluefield. (2012)
  • Vodka Rocks, (2011)
  • Bronx Paradise, (2010)
  • Harry...A communication breakdown (2008)
  • The Gentleman, (2007)
  • Remedy, (2005)
  • Approaching Heaven, (2004)
  • This Thing of Ours, (2003)

Producer

Director

Writer

Television

Awards[edit | edit source]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2008[13] 4Chosen: The Documentary
The Legends Behind The Comic Books
Garden State Film Festival, Best Documentary - Short (TIE) Won
2008 4Chosen: The Documentary[14] Garden State film Festival, Jury Award Won

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Cavalier, Vincent. The Maverick, Pascack Valley Magazine, 2007, pg. 12
  2. "Reel ambition" (PDF).  Jim Waltzer, NJ Life. Retrieved August 13 2018
  3. Epstein, Helen. "Remedy (2005)". The New York Times. Archived from the original on April 3, 2015. Retrieved August 19, 2010. 
  4. "He doesn't believe in luck, timing is everything".  Mike Kerwick, Bergen Record. April 1 2008. Retrieved August 9 2018
  5. "The Maverick" (PDF).  Vincent Cavalier, Pascack Valley. Fall 2007. Retrieved August 9 2018
  6. "Director calls '4Chosen' a human interest drama". Asbury Park Press. April 3, 2008. p. D3. 
  7. "NJ Indie flick puts focus on racial profiling".  Claudia Perry, Newark Star Ledger. April 5 2008. Retrieved August 9 2018
  8. Stars line up for premiere of documentary. Town News. Wednesday, 3 December 2008. Pg. 3, 5.
  9. Homicide Documentary Premieres. Pascack Valley Community Life. 3 December 2008. Pgs. 1, 8, 48.
  10. "Terrence Howard at Starline Films Red Carpet Screening Event".  CNNi Report. December 1 2008. Retrieved September 19 2018
  11. "Bluefield (2012)".  IMDb
  12. "Independent Film Company Makes Historic Mansion Focus of New Film Project".  Eamon Harbord, Patch. Apr 19, 2012. Retrieved August 11 2018
  13. "2008 Festival Awards". 4 Chosen: The Documentary. Garden State Film Festival. 2008. Retrieved 27 August 2013. 
  14. "4Chosen: The Documentary".  IMDb


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