Jonny Persey is the Director of the Met Film group which encompasses Met Film School, Met Film Production, and Met Film Post.
Jonny is passionate about creating and maintaining a valuable and industry-relevant educational system, spearheading the synergy between the group’s separate facets to offer students the best learning experience possible. He gets a buzz from watching our graduates win work, runs projects, and apply their trade in film, television, online, and across the creative industries in the UK and beyond.
Jonny has over twenty years’ experience in producing films, and his credits reveal an eclectic mix of thought provoking, inquisitive and entertaining titles. He and his team have produced numerous documentaries, including this year’s Sundance prize-winning How to Change the World, BIFA nominated The Great Hip-Hop Hoax, Town of Runners and Donor Unknown, all of which have received critical acclaim, and award-winning feature films such as The Infidel written by David Baddiel, and Little Ashes starring Robert Pattinson.
Having studied psychology at Cambridge University and worked for several years as a youth worker and organisational development consultant, Jonny produced his first feature film, Everyone’s Child, in Zimbabwe in 1996. He then went on to study at the National Film & Television School where he produced a series of acclaimed short films both through the school and independently. He serves on PACT’s Film Policy Group and is a member of the European Producer’s Association, ACE.