Jonathan Langager

| April 3, 2013


Jonathan Langager

Jonathan Langager is a filmmaker, animator, visual artist, composer, musician, and alum of the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. After studying piano, violin and composition at Carleton College, he worked in politics and film for several years in New York City before moving to Los Angeles. At USC, he directed numerous short films, using the medium to explore his passion for music and visual design. For his work on Josephine and the Roach, he was nominated for the Princess Grace Award and received a grant from the Charles and Lucille King Foundation. The film received the ASC Student Heritage Award for cinematography.

He has brutally slain hundreds of cockroaches, but now feels remorseful and ready to make amends.

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Josephine and the Roach

Josephine and the Roach

A tiny cockroach falls in love with the woman whose apartment he infests. A short film by Jonathan Langager.

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