Thursday, February 21, 2019

Mammoth Film Festival - Acquainted - Jonathan Keltz Interview


Photo Credit: JBN Media

Jonathan Lippert Keltz was born in New York City, to Karin Lippert, who worked in public relations, and Martin Keltz, the co-founder and President of Scholastic Productions. He remained in the city through pre-school before moving upstate to Woodstock, New York, where he attended Poughkeepsie Day School through 8th grade. He moved with his family to Toronto, Canada to attend high school at Northern Secondary School and although he had done various theater productions prior to this, his professional career began shortly after his 16th birthday after signing with his agent.

Keltz was inspired to pursue acting by his first drama teacher, Victoria Silvestri, Kenneth Branagh's performance in Hamlet, and a Master Class Workshop with Alan Arkin. He got his start in films in Toronto appearing opposite Heather Graham in "Cake" and playing Chris Cooper's son in "Breach" for Universal. Jonathan co-starred in Disney's "Prom" and he reprised his role on the final season of "Entourage" as Ari Gold's loyal assistant, 'Jake Steinberg.' He had lead roles in two independent features: "Playback", with Christian Slater, and "Transgression", opposite Michael Ironside. In addition to "Entourage," Keltz's television credits include lead roles in the MOW's "Dadnapped" for The Disney Channel and "Acceptance" for Lifetime. Guest star roles include: "Leverage," "Breakout Kings," "CSI: Miami," "Cold Case," and a recurring role on "Degrassi: The Next Generation."

Keltz resides in Los Angeles. He is of German (mother) and Polish Jewish (father) heritage. His mother was born in Hamburg.
      



After old acquaintances run into each other at a bar, they each begin seeing each other and question their own respective long-term relationships.



Former high school classmates (Gianniotti and De Oliveira) run into each other at a bar and form an immediate rapport before they both reluctantly confess that they are in committed relationships. The shock of their burgeoning love forces them to choose between comfort or unpredictability.

Acquainted Cast: Natty Zavitz, Mouna Traore, Adelaide Kane, Jonathan Keltz, Giacomo Gianniotti.

Jonathan Keltz on the Red Carpet at Mammoth Film Festival.

THE JBN TEAM INTERVIEW WITH JONATHAN KELTZ
JOURNALIST: AMERICO GALLI
LOCATION: MAMMOTH FILM FESTIVAL, MAMMOTH LAKES, CA  FEBRUARY 7TH - 11TH
INTERVIEW: 
FEBRUARY 9TH

Video: Erik Werlin. Audio/Edit: James Vallesteros (@jamesvallesteros)

ABOUT MAMMOTH FILM FESTIVAL™
Mammoth Film Festival is an all media festival celebrating varieties of filmmakers, actors, directors, writers, producers and their work. Regal with the wonderful town of Mammoth Lakes, California as it's beautiful backdrop. The film and media showcase has a firm purpose for the exhibition, exploration, celebration and competition of boundless media. Founded by Actor and Filmmaker Tanner Beard, who serves as President, the festival had its launch in 2018. Tomik Mansoori and Theo Dumont are Co-Founders of the Festival with Actress Alexandra Chando serving as Festival Manager.
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