Jonathan Flora produced the cause promo video featured on this website. He co-stars with former M*A*S*H star and native Ohioan, Jamie Farr.
Jonathan formed Lamplight Entertainment after working in the entertainment industry for over 18 years, including as a producer with Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, Touchstone, Miramax, and Hollywood Pictures, winning numerous Key Art and Promax Awards. In addition, he is an award winning writer/director of commercials and music videos.
He is the Director/Producer of Lamplight’s award-winning feature-length documentary, Lt. Dan Band: For The Common Good, about Academy Award® nominated actor Gary Sinise with special appearances by numerous celebrities including Academy Award® winners Jon Voight and Robert Duvall, and many others. For this film, Jonathan received the inaugural Santini Patriot Spirit Award given annually to a filmmaker whose work honors American veterans or their families. In addition, this movie has been hailed by numerous respected Hollywood professionals such as Tom Hanks, Ron Howard, and Jerry Bruckheimer, and was listed by a film critic as the “Number 1 Documentary of 2011”.
Jonathan recently wrote, produced and directed a series of PSAs addressing military suicide prevention featuring Hollywood celebrities such as Gary Sinise, Tom Selleck, Patricia Heaton, Angie Harmon, Armie, Hammer, Katharine McPhee, and many others.
A veteran of the US Army’s 82d Airborne Division and serving 12 years in the military, Jonathan received his BSA in Television Performance and Production from Ohio University. Following three years as a radio sports broadcaster, Jonathan returned to OU to earn his MSA in Marketing and went on to serve as the Director of Marketing and Corporate Sponsorships with the World Wrestling Federation for six years. During his tenure at the WWF, Jonathan produced and directed various television segments and promotional commercials for ESPN, USA Network, and the WWF Syndicated Network.
Jonathan currently serves on the Advisory Board for the GI Film Festival in Washington, DC, formed to honor films that celebrate the successes and sacrifices of the American military.
He is a native Eatonian.