|LAY IN WAIT|
|Cast: ||Elizabeth Oln, Michael Stahl-David, Kevin Ashworth|
|Crew: ||Producers: John Negropontes, Michael M. McGuire - Screenwriters: Jonathan Ade
Maggie, a young married woman, awakens to the final morning of an extramarital camping trip with her lover, Robert. During the drive back home, she is shocked to discover her wedding ring is lost. The couple returns to the forest, and in the entangled thicket of nature, Maggie desperately searches for the symbol of her matrimony. As the day yields into night, the search becomes more and more punishing. What will be lost as the sun sets? And as it rises again, what will remain?
Raised in suburban Washington, DC, Jonathan Ade began making movies at eight years old. Since that time, he developed his passion for creating uniquely-held, cinematic narratives.
He earned his BFA in Film Production at Emerson College, where his Senior Thesis film, “Through and Away”, won the Jury Prize for Best Feature at the National Film Festival for Talented Youth. Additionally, in the field of comedy, Jonathan was the co-creator of the hit mashup trailer "Brokeback to the Future", an early blueprint for the now-endemic viral video, now on view at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens.
From 2010-2013, Jonathan wrote and directed a series of short films entitled "Meditations", in which each short focuses on an introspective moment of everyday life. The series has received numerous laurels from dozens of film festivals across the country.
His latest film, "Lay in Wait", starring Elizabeth Olin ("Killing Season", Academy Award-winning "God of Love") and Michael Stahl-David ("Cloverfield", "In Your Eyes") was completed in November of 2014 and began its festival run in April 2015 with the 24th Annual Arizona International Film Festival, where it won the Special Jury Prize for Best Cinematography. It will go on to the Little Rock Film Festival in May. The short is Executive Produced by Lucas Neff, star of Raising Hope on Fox.
In 2014, Jonathan expanded his oeuvre into installation art when he was selected for a long-term artistic residency at Hub-Bub in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where he created site-specific films at the intersection of cinema and traditional installation. That led to a second artistic residency at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center For The Arts in Nebraska City in March 2015.