Jonathan Mednick was a Baltimore-born filmmaker and college professor. He died of a brain aneurysm at the age of 43. Was an assistant professor of film production and directing at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Was founder and president of "Other Pictures Productions". Produced and directed the documentary series "American High" and "Dita and the Family Business." Other credits include "The Believer" and "The Cherry Picker," "The Believer" won the Best Picture award at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2001. Taught at Antioch College, New York University, Wesleyan University and the University of Iowa. Received an MFA from Temple University. Studied at the Sorbonne in Paris.