Jolyon an Australian filmmaker. Fascinated by sub-cultures, identity and community he have made films on subjects as varied as a schizophrenic Australian surfing icon; an eccentric football fan whose fame surpassed that of his team; American computer programmers creating virtual reality gaming worlds; tsunami survivors in Aceh, Indonesia; and traditional Kings, Chiefs and Yoruba rituals in Nigeria.

His works explore themes of identity, place and belonging within community, and the role of heroes, rituals and story in binding these communities together.


He holds a BA in Communication Studies from Newcastle University and a Masters Degree in Documentary Directing from the Australian Film, Radio and Television School, where he received the Film Australia Award for “most significant achievement in the art of documentary”.