THE STORY OF JONATHAN BUDINE
Jonathan Budine is a director, producer, motion graphics designer, editor and owner of JOSUBU Productions.
In the early 90’s, Budine made his move to New York City to work as a director, editor and motion designer for Broadway Video, Creative Group (now Reveal 42), and Motive NYC/HSR. During this time he worked on national commercials, shows, and key marketing campaigns for CBS, NBC, the Food Network, The Late Show (Letterman and Colbert), The Late Late Show (Ferguson and Corden), MTV, Survivor, The Amazing Race, Comedy Central, ESPN, HBO, Showtime and many others.
In 2002, while at Creative Group, Jonathan was tapped to be one of the on-line editors for Michael Moore’s Academy Award winning documentary film “Bowling for Columbine” as well as the biographical film “The Kid Stays in the Picture” in one of the original High Definition Suites in NYC.
Drawing from his experience as an editor for Saturday Night Live’s infamous commercial shorts, Jonathan Budine co-produced and directed his own original short film “Take Out” – an official selection to the Fantasia Festival in Montreal, the 2007 Dragon*Con short film festival and the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival as well as over 30 others. In 2007, TAKE OUT made its LA premiere at Grauman’s Mann Chinese Theater for the Scream Fest Film Festival.
In July 2010, after 13 years at Creative Group, Jonathan was added to the creative team at Motive NYC, a studio that specialized in identity, branding, creative development and live action production for television, online and radio.
Jonathan opened his own production studio in July 2011, naming it JOSUBU [joe-soo-boo] Productions (a combination of Jonathan and his wife, Susie’s name).
The change occurred after the long running company Howard Schwartz Recording (HSR), who owned Motive NYC, closed its doors in June of that year.
Jonathan is a musician, artist and avid photographer as well as a die hard New York Yankees and New York Giants fan.