Lake productions focuses on diversity-oriented films about marginalized communities and aims to provide platforms for voices that don’t often get heard.
Emmy nominated Oregon Art Beat episode. Produced, written and directed by Jon Garcia for Oregon Public Broadcasting.
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Sex Weather explores modern love and relationships in a new era where gender, race, and sexuality blend, exposing the true heart of an individual where people can fall in love, not with the idea of one another, but with their soul. Traditional perceptions challenge our evolving views on love and sex and what it means to be in love. Is it something that even exists at all?
The following projects are currently in development
Strictly for the Birds
STRICTLY FOR THE BIRDS (working title) SYNOPSIS “Strictly for the Birds” is the story of how Kate Birdsall, a woman who transitioned in her late sixties met and fell in love with her now partner Andrea Drury. Each of them with two past marriages, found one another under the least likely of circumstances and unexpectedly fell in love over the course of just a few dates. This is a love story that proves it's never too late to make life-changing decisions that ensure you are living your life the way up were meant to.
Choose your family.
A pair of brothers, inseparable since boyhood, fight with and for each other to become the fighters – and the men – they are destined to be.
The Patient: The Cost of Cancer
THE PATIENT chronicles the lives of cancer patients of various income brackets and cultural backgrounds, offering an up-close and intimate glimpse into their day-to-day as they work through their diagnosis and the complications that exist due to chemotherapy.
Ruben, 25 years old, and Carlos, 28, have just become cellmates in a Texas
minimum security prison. Carlos has been serving time a little over a year for a crime he committed in self-defense, and Ruben was indicted for an unfortunate accident that left a former love interest deceased.
Ruben struggles to learn the ropes of daily life and where he falls in the complex hierarchical system in prison. During Rubens first few weeks, Carlos does little to help Ruben learn how things work. When Ruben is verbally bullied relentlessly by three other prisoners, Carlos tries to intervene. From this instance on, Ruben understands the solidarity between him and his cellmate. Carlos and Ruben begin to connect and open up to each other about their past and the incidents that landed them in prison. Their friendship slowly develops into an emotionally intimate relationship, a relationship that blurs the lines of friendship and companionship.
Carlos is released before Ruben and quickly rebuilds his life outside of prison. When Ruben is released a year later, he goes to find Carlos and discovers Carlos has a girlfriend and a baby boy. The two struggle to find a place in each other’s lives and try to make sense of what they felt locked in a cell together for years.
Lake Productions was created in 2009 by Jon Garcia when he began production on his first feature film Tandem Hearts. Since then he has produced five more features. LAKE specializes in music videos, documentaries, commercials, independent films and behind-the-scenes documentation.
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Emmy-nominated Latino American Producer/Writer/Director/Musician
Portland based filmmaker Jon Garcia has released 6 feature length movies in varying genres in his short career as a filmmaker, including the cult trilogy of The Falls, The Falls:Testament of Love, and The Falls:Covenant of Grace. His motion pictures have screened in film festivals all over the world, have been in worldwide distribution with Breaking Glass Pictures, and have been available on platforms such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and iTunes. Jon is the founder of Portland based LAKE Productions.
Garcia was nominated for an Emmy in 2016 for producing and directing original content on the weekly show Oregon Artbeat for Oregon Public Broadcasting. He has worked regularly with the Amazon crew in Brooklyn, NY to create original fashion videos with Amazon products and he has worked on over 40 videos for Wacom, an international creative hardware company.
As a musician, Jon Garcia is the singer-songwriter for his two self-produced studio albums, has performed soundtracks on award winning feature films, had a popular song on BBC radio in the UK, and is the music supervisor for all his films. He has also written and performed his music on his own films as well as for other filmmakers and he often sings professionally on stage and in the studio.
Jon is a trained actor having studying under Kathryn Gately and Richard Poole at the Gately-Poole Conservatory in Chicago.
As a novelist, Garcia co-wrote a book based on his screenplay The Falls which is distributed by Dreamspinner Press and in late 2017 Eric B. Olsen will release the Garcia biography The Films of Jon Garcia 2009-2013 with a target market of film schools and fans alike.
Currently Jon runs his entity, Lake Productions, a full service production company which specializes in production and post production of narrative feature films, documentaries, commercials, and music videos. He participates in the sound design and editing of all his pictures.The music video Feel like Running which Garcia produced & directed, won Paste Magazine’s national music video of the year and he directed “Homeless The musical” for the stage in 2017 as part of the Fertile Ground Festival.
Jon Garcia is known for his universal stories, his directorial eye, his visually striking pictures and his high level of execution and delivery. His current motion picture, Sex Weather, was shot in under two weeks and his 2016 release The Falls:Covenant of Grace was completed in an unheard of 15 weeks from principal photography to delivery.
Jon Garcia and LAKE Productions are currently seeking partnerships for film, TV, and new media for their 8 feature film/episodics that are in various stages of development & production.