About Documentary Director & Editor Jon Mercer

Original documentary productions and commisioned content

Jon Mercer is a documentary director and editor known for his unique ability to deconstruct and analyze narratives, using a collaborative approach to extract essential elements and emphasize underlying emotions. His work delves deep into the heart of stories, unearthing unexpected and often overlooked moments that capture the essence of drama, humor, and reality.

As a seasoned director and cinematographer, Jon's projects have been broadcast nationally, garnering acclaim for their lasting impact within educational and humanitarian sectors. His films have been showcased at international festivals, featured on PBS, and celebrated for their strong storytelling and compelling visuals.

Jon's feature-length directorial debut, Life Without Basketball, premiered at DocNYC in 2018 and received recognition from Human Rights Watch for its influential role in promoting global equality for athletes.

Jon specializes in documentary films, unscripted content, and video production for a diverse range of clients, including higher education institutions, non-profit organizations, NGOs, and humanitarian initiatives. His dedication to crafting powerful narratives and his unwavering commitment to collaboration enable Jon to create content that leaves a lasting impact on audiences worldwide.