SCHOOL OF FILMMAKING
To equip, inspire, and prepare a generation of actors, writers, and directors who create profound works of art for the life of the world.
Theoria is a 23-week, non-profit program focusing on the timeless art of filmmaking. This innovative school focuses on screenwriting, acting, and directing with the belief that "beauty will save the world" (Dostoevsky). Students learn techniques, styles, and approaches that transcend time.
Photography, Christie Goodwin
Five-time Emmy Award Winner Jonathan Jackson is the Associate Dean and Primary Instructor of Theoria School of Filmmaking. Jonathan has worked in the Film and Television industry nearly his whole life, with thirty years of experience in these fields as an actor, writer, director and composer.
5 Emmy Awards
3 Hollywood Reporter Young Star Awards
Critic's Choice Nominee for best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Young Hollywood Award “Breakthrough Performance” for his Supporting Role in The Deep End of the Ocean
Author of "Mystery of Art"
As a filmmaker:
Brooklyn Film Festival winner: “Best Narrative Short Drama” and the “Coen Brothers Award for Duo Filmmakers” for Crystal Clear
As an actor:
Leading Role on General Hospital (1993-1999, 2009-2011)
Leading Role in Disney’s Tuck Everlasting
Supporting Role in Christopher Nolan’s Insomnia
Supporting Role in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Leading Role on Network Drama, Nashville (6 Seasons, 124 episodes)
Over the course of his career, Jonathan has worked alongside actors such as Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ben Kinsley, William Hurt, Sissy Spacek, Treat Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Linda Hamilton, Cillian Murphy, Judy Davis, Anthony Geary and Christopher Lloyd among many others.
With Directors and Producers such as Christopher Nolan, Jim Sheridan, Jay Russel, John Carney, Callie Khouri, Mick Garris, Ulu Grosbard, Steve Nicolaides, Frank Capra III and Marc Abraham
Jonathan has also worked as a Consultant for “Masterpieces of Spiritual Cinema”
If you are an artist who feels inspired to create profound works of art for the life of the world, submit your application for our consideration.
What: Orthodox Film Program w/ Jonathan Jackson
When: January 9 -June 30, 2023
Where: Murfreesboro, TN for 11 weeks and online for 12 weeks
How Much: Check the Tuition page
“Approaching the Mystery of Art”
“Acting in the Spirit”
“Parables of Light, Part One: The Art of Screenwriting”
“Parables of Light, Part Two: The Art of Directing and Filmmaking”
“The Mystery of Music in Film”
“Camera Boot Camp”