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Our Friend Jon Available to Stream on Vimeo on Demand Today (Exclusive)


Our Friend Jon Available to Stream on Vimeo on Demand Today (Exclusive)

The poster for director-producer Edward Payson’s documentary, ‘Our Friend Jon.’

The powerful, award-winning documentary, ‘Our Friend Jon,’ is debuting on Vimeo on Demand today from Avail Entertainment. ShockYa is exclusively sharing the news of the film’s digital release on Vimeo, where viewers can now rent it for $1.99 for a 48-hour streaming period, or buy it for $9.99, and stream and download it anytime.

Viewers can not only stream the movie on Vimeo this week, but also on other major streaming services starting later this month, including Amazon Prime, Avail TV on Roku, Apple TV and FireTV, along with other platforms to follow.

‘Our Friend Jon’ was directed by Edward Payson, who also produced the feature with legendary horror actress, Maria Olsen. The documentary was also produced An Anti-Hero Production and Monsterworks66.

The following synopsis has been unveiled for ‘Our Friend Jon’:

Before Jon Hernandez passed away due to complications stemming from Sickle Cell Anemia, he was writing a horror film he wanted to make with his friends. Upon his untimely death, his friends (all whom have their own disabilities) decided to make the film in Jon’s honor, even though they have no clue where to start.

‘Our Friend Jon’ has won the following awards on the film festival circuit:

FANtastic Horror Film Festival, San Diego (2019): FANtastic Award – Best of the Fest; FANtastic Award – Best Feature Film; FANtastic Award – Best Director of a Feature Film – Edward Payson; and Special Recognition – Irwin Keyes Memorial – Jonathan Hernandez

Golden State Film Festival (2019): Jury Prize – Best Director – Documentary – Edward Payson

Olympus Film Festival (2019): April – Artemis – Best Documentary – Edward Payson

Sanford International Film Festival (2018): Best Documentary – Edward Payson

SNOB Film Festival (2018): Best Documentary – Edward Payson; Best in Fest – Edward Payson

Victoria TX Indie Film Fest (2019): Jury Prize – Best Documentary – Edward Payson

WideScreen Film & Music Video Festival (2019): Jury Award – Best Documentary

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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