Drawn Onward Films Inc. is dedicated to creating quality female-driven stories by bringing together a unique team of actors, artists and technicians in a collaborative process where respect and creativity are of the utmost importance.
Melanie Jones made her feature directorial debut with the indie drama ‘FSM’, supported by the Indiecan 10K Challenge. FSM celebrated its World Premiere at the Whistler Film Festival and has screened internationally, collecting awards and nominations including a Leo Award nomination for Best Directing in a Motion Picture. It found critical acclaim on nine “Top Films to See” lists during its festival run. Melanie has made more than a dozen short form projects that have screened at festivals worldwide. In 2017, Melanie was a finalist in the From Our Dark Side Genre Incubator for her upcoming feature project Switchback and in 2018 her newest short film ‘Shuttlecock‘ was one of the Crazy 8’s Top 6, going on to win the Audience Choice award at the Vancouver Short Film Festival. Melanie is an alumni of the Women in the Director’s Chair Program, the Reykjavik Talent Lab and will be attending the TIFF Writer’s Studio to further develop her sophomore feature, ‘Switchback.’
Demo Reel here.
Melanie’s Films have shown at the following festivals.