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
What does it mean to truly love yourself?
This science fiction drama explores themes of self love and narcissism through the emerging science of cloning.
Written, directed and produced by Jon Garcia with Ian Stout (Producer/Writer), Lance Page (Director of Photography), Myles Lawrence (Asst. Director/Producer), and Stephanie Salvey (Producer).
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.
Written, directed and produced by Jon Garcia with Jeremy McLaughlin (Producer/Writer), Myles Lawrence (Asst. Director/Producer) and Stephanie Salvey (Line Producer).
Is love a real thing, can it exist between 2 people? 3 people? More?
Polyglamorous is a new half hour comedy/drama series that follows the very realistic, funny and often very touching lives of Clair Barth and Nathaniel Russel — a Portland, Oregon couple opening up their relationship for the first time in their 8 year relationship.
Written, directed and produced by Jon Garcia with Myles Lawrence (Asst. Director/Producer) and Stephanie Salvey (Producer)
Latino LGBT feature film.
Ruben, 25 years old, is from the Texas border town of Nuevo Laredo. His father was American, so Ruben has dual citizenship. He has spent most of his life in Mexico working a slew of odd jobs, mostly the illegal kind. After being involved in a drug deal gone wrong, where one man escaped, a known cartel affiliate Chachito. Ruben finds himself seriously wounded and in a desperate need of medical attention. He manages to cross over the border and steal a car from 4 tourists who have stopped to let their son use the restroom by the side of the road. The father pulls out a gun and Ruben deflects it, but ends up shooting the man in the stomach, killing him. Ruben takes the car and is eventually caught, but not before he manages to bury some cash he took off the drug hoodlums near a mile marker on Highway 10. He ultimately lands himself in the Huntsville penitentiary...
Church & State
“The time will come when the Constitution will hang as by a thread and at that time when it is thus in jeopardy, the elders of this Church will step forth and save it from destruction.” —Joseph Smith, Jr.
Church & State is an LGBT political drama that explores the intersection of an individual’s devotion to God, country, family, and ultimately to oneself; each of which makes demands of us, but which are sometimes in conflict.
Written, directed and produced by Jon Garcia with Marty Beaudet (Producer/Writer)
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.
PRODUCER & OPERATIONS MANAGER
Producer and Operations Manager Stephanie Salvey has partnered with filmmaker Jon Garcia in order to expand Lake Productions operations and to bring the production house to the next level. Her film credits include Line Producer and Public Relations for motion pictures including The Falls: Covenant of Grace and Sex Weather.
Stephanie brings two decades of entertainment industry experience with her legal, creative, & business executive expertise in a variety of roles such as: nightclub owner, legal facilitator, project manager, journalist, publicist, music promoter, business paralegal, band manager, accountant, record label staffer, booking agent, and public relations/marketing strategist. She is an accomplished business & legal writer of documents such as financial forecasts & business plans, copyrights & music licensing, and entertainment contracts such as talent, crew, & location.
Salvey’s extensive higher education includes legal studies and a Bachelor Degree with emphasis in entrepreneurial & international business. On staff at Two Louie’s Magazine and Oregon Music News she was a reporter, journalist, photographer, editor, and columnist over many years.
Stephanie considers herself a social scientist and her passions and professional experiences are diverse including: US Senate candidate, Culinary Coordinator for The Bite of Oregon where she launched Iron Chef Oregon, and Corporate Secretary for musician’s health nonprofit The Jeremy Wilson Foundation. She conceived, owned, and operated several business including Vinnie’s, her beloved old-Portland waterfront concert venue & fine Italian dining establishment.