Jonathan Schwartz

  • Film

    March 3, 2011

    'Spooner' Is Love Crazy

    Recently crowned Sundance king Drake Doremus' early promise is evident in his directorial debut

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Drake Doremus' Debut, Spooner, Opens March 4

    Matthew Lillard plays Herman Spooner.​Like Crazy, Drake Doremus' third film, was picked up by a division of Paramount Pictures at January's Sundance Film Festival for theatrical release this fall. Douchebag, Doremus' second film, was bought after the previous Sundance and had a short theatrical ru ... More >>

  • Film

    February 4, 2011

    Sundancing With Ben York Jones and Like Crazy

    The huge film festival success through the eyes of its co-writer, an OC boy

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Like Crazy at Sundance: WE WON!!!!!!

    ​There's a lot of recapping to be done, but before anything else, last night--WE WON THE GRAND JURY PRIZE!!!!!!! The big one! Not only that, Felicity was awarded a Special Jury Prize for Best Actress! A prize is not given every year, unless deemed appropriate. The whole team was in disbelief. For ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Like Crazy at Sundance: Let's Get Social

    ​It's madness to think how fast the week has gone. Friday, and I'm still pinching myself, expecting to wake up. An informal study I've been conducting via highly advanced methods of verbal interaction (having a conversation, some call it) seems to indicate most filmmakers here, including myself, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Like Crazy at Sundance: We Begin . . .

    ​Witty and engaging. Yes. Okay. I'm feeling very confident about the whole thing. Is it me or do I look like Opus with a hangover in that margin picture? Confidence.Back in the snow, boots, gloves, exhaustion, an ever-shifting schedule, free drinks, meeting people who have inspired me since I can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Ben York Jones and His Chapman Pals Storm Sundance

    ​The Weekly introduced readers to actor Ben York Jones a year ago, right after the Corona del Mar resident and his childhood pal, filmmaker Drake Doremus, stormed the 2010 Sundance Film Festival with their dramedy Douchebag.Jones returns to Park City, Utah, with Doremus' new indie-drama, Like Craz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Douchebag Comes Home

    Photo by John GilhooleyThe "Douchebag" gang at its Newport Beach Film Festival screening Tuesday night (from left): Chris Robertson, director of photography; Scott Uhlfelder, director of photography; Sean Vatwer, co-producer; Ben York Jones, actor and associate producer; Drake Doremus, director and ... More >>

  • News

    February 4, 2010

    Drake Doremus' 'Douchebag' at Sundance

    OC stage prodigy-turned-filmmaker Drake Doremus brings his 'very personal' movie to Park City, Utah

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    Sundance Picks Up "Spooner" Director Drake Doremus' Film "Douchebag"

    Photo by Matt Coker Drake Doremus at the 2009 Newport Beach Film Festival party for filmmakers.​Drake Doremus, the former Santa Ana resident whose comedy Spooner scooped up several awards on the festival circuit, just learned his newest film will make its world premiere at Sundance.Douchebag--whic ... More >>