Filmmaker and Multimedia Journalist based in Malmö, Sweden/Copenhagen, Denmark

    2017 Reel


    3SAT: Lions in Ngorongoro Crater

    Directed by Anja Reiss, Cinematography by Jonathan Saruk

    Ashoka Foundation: Africa’s youth are leaders of today

    Filmed by Jonathan Saruk and Mike Shum

    Euronews (Learning World): Sweden: A New Life for an Afghan Refugee

    Filmed by Jonathan Saruk

    UNHCR: Torsby, Sweden

    Produced by Zahra Mackaoui, Filmed by Jonathan Saruk

    Heute Mittag ORF: Invitro-Fertilization in Sweden

    Correspondent Nikolai Atefie, Filmed by Jonathan Saruk

    The Great Big Story: The Bone Church, Czech Republic

    Filmed by Jonathan Saruk

    AL JAZEERA Plus: Denmark, Sweden

    Produced by Tabish Talib, Filmed by Jonathan Saruk

    MINC Business Incubator: Malmö, Sweden.

    Co-Produced and Filmed by Jonathan Saruk and Johan Bävman


    Please contact me for a list of projects in development.


    My still images have been published in a broad selection of publications including The New Yorker, The Sunday Times Magazine and Neon and I am a Featured Photographer with Reportage by Getty Images. My first monograph, The Forbidden Reel, published by Daylight Books in 2014, was selected as one of the year's best by Time Magazine.  For more information on my still images please go to my corresponding website.  You can follow me on Instagram here.


    Blake Street Films, the Malmö, Sweden based partner of Denver's Fox Tale Films, provides full film production services, specializing in documentary feature-length films, video journalism and branded content. Staffed by award-winning journalists, we were finalists for a national news and documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Interview in 2015, for a report from Iraq in the wake of the in­itial ISIS assault. The company’s first feature-length documentary, HONDROS, is in post-production. Our work has been fea­tured in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Economist, USA Today, UNHCR, BBC, Al Jazeera, MSNBC, The Weather Channel, and other pu­blications. Corporate clients have included AOL, FedEx, Zillow, PWC, HealthGrades and others.

  • Bio

    Jonathan Saruk is a Blake Street Films/Fox Tale Films partner who has produced video content for the likes of UNH­CR, BBC, Al Jazeera, The Great Big Story, ORF, 3SAT and Pitch International and has worked on commercial productions for Sony Ericsson, E.ON, and Unibail-Rodamco.

    His still images have been published in The New Yorker, Newsweek and The Sunday Times Magazine, and his first monograph, The Forbidden Reel, was selected as one of the best photo­graphy books of 2014 by Time Magazine.

    A graduate of the International Center of Photography, Jonathan also holds an M.A. in print journalism from New York University.


    CAMERAS: Sony PXW-FS7, Sony A7s II


    LENSES: Canon 16-35 4L IS, Canon 24-70 2.8L II, Canon 24-105 4L IS, Canon 24 1.4L, Zeiss CP.2 Super Speed 50 T1.5, Sony FE PZ 28-135 F4


    LENS ADAPTERS: Metabones E- Mount to EF-Mount Mark IV, Metabones E-Mount to EF-Mount Speedbooster Ultra


    AUDIO: Schoeps CMC 6U/MK4 Cardioid Microphone, Sennheiser MKH 8060 Shotgun Microphone, Sennheiser ME66 Shotgun Microphone, 2 x DPA 4060 Lavalier Microphones, Lectrosonics L Series LR Receiver/LT Transmitter, Sony UWP-D11 Wireless Lavalier System, 2 x Rode VideoMic Pro, Panamic Mini Boom 2.29 meters, Sony F-720 Handheld Microphone


    STABILIZATON/MOVEMENT: Sachtler Tripod TT 75/2 CF with FSB-6 Fluid Head, Tripod Kessler Philip Bloom Pocket Dolly 29.5,” Kessler Second Shooter, Letus Helix Jr. Magnesium, Wireless Follow Focus System: (microRemote Base Station, Redrock Torque Motor, microRemote Fingerwheel controller, microRemote Handheld Wireless Controler and necessary cables), 2 x Sirui N-2004X Tripod, 2 x Sirui G20KX Ball Head, Varavon Zeus A7s II Cage


    MONITORS/ACCESSORIES: SmallHD 702 LCD, SmallHD DP7 LCD, SmallHD AC7 LCD, SmallHD DP4 LCD with EVF, Teradek Bolt Pro Wireless Transmitter/Receiver (Both HDMI and SDI Transmitters)


    LIGHTING: Spark 10x10 LED Kit (3 lights), Datavision Light Reporter LED Kit (3 lights), Westcott Scrim Jim, 4 x Impact Light Stands


    BATTERIES: Canon LP-E6N: 8, Sony BP-U60: 4, Sony NPFW50: 5,


    CASES: HPRC 6400TRIB Hard Tripod Case, 2 x Pelican 1615 Air Hard Case

  • Get in touch.


    Blake Street Films AB

    c/o Söderhavet

    Monbijougatan 17B

    21155 Malmö


    +46 (0) 70 356 83 68