Jeremy Coon: Mormon Producer
Jeremy Coon is an executive producer, editor, and media manager. His first venture into producing independent films came while a student at Brigham Young University. He was friends with Jared Hess and agreed to raise funds for Hess’s movie Napoleon Dynamite. He and his brother Jonathan C. Coon raised the funds. Coon sold the film to Fox Searchlight Pictures for $3.2 million on the opening day of the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. Coon also edited the film.
In 2005 he formed his own production company and in 2006, he co-produced and edited the teen comedy The Sasquatch Gang. It won the audience award at the 2006 Slamdance Film Festival as well as Best Director for Tim Skousen and Best Actor for Justin Long) at the 2006 HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival.
His third project was Humble Pie (2009), which won Best Film at BendFilm and Audience Award for Best Feature at the Sidewalk Film Festival. His fourth, Thunder Broke the Heavens, won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the 2015 Dallas International Film Festival.
Coon earned both his bachelor’s and MBA from BYU. He helped launch MovieClips.com (one of Time Magazine’s Top 50 Websites of 2010 and rebranded as ZEFR in 2014) and executive produced the animated television series "Napoleon Dynamite" for 20th Century Fox Television.
In 2014, Coon joined Adobe as business development manager focusing on the media and entertainment industry. He develops new digital marketing opportunities for customers.
He also co-directed the feature-length documentary Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made, which premiered at 2015 SXSW Film Festival and will be released theatrically by Drafthouse Films in June 2016.