Jonathan Augustin Movie Director-Producer of The Lift Boy: From India to Hollywood

Join Patti Katter and her guest, Jonathan Augustin, as they talk about the indian family-drama film called The Lift Boy.  This film was produced by Caroline Pictures, a motion picture company founded by Jonathan Agustin himself.  He wrote and directed the film. Learn more about how this heart-warming film came to be, and listen to and watch this show beginning Friday Oct 2, 2020.

In this episode, you’ll learn:  

  • Jonathan knew he had to go back to India and pursue moviemaking.
  • The Lift Boy was inspired by Jonathan’s life and real-life experiences.
  • Jonathan’s next project is called the Word Boy, an adventure horror film.
  • Choose a cast or actors that will bring the characters in the film to life. 
  • What other platforms can you use to watch The Lift Boy aside from Netflix?
  • And more!

About Jonathan Augustin:

Jonathan Augustin is a filmmaker born in Bombay and educated in Bournemouth. He got into the business of film production at the age of 16 in an Ad Film production company where he worked on over 20 commercials as an assistant director. Ever since then, he has had the pleasure of working on a few of the world’s biggest and most innovative brands in various advertising agencies and content production houses (Vanish, Colgate, Archidply, Mother Dairy, Tata Sons, Tata Docomo, P&G- Pampers, Microsoft).

Jonathan is well-traveled and has professional exposure in markets such as Singapore, UK, Netherlands, Argentina & India. He is culturally sensitive and is blessed with a go-to personality. He is highly inspired by Wes Anderson, Martin Scorsese, Howard Schultz, Walt Disney, Jerry Bruckheimer, Elon Musk, Reed Hasting, Karan Bilimoria, and Sylvester Stallone.

‘The Brains of Gordon Gekko with the heart of Jerry Maguire’ is apt to describe him.

Jonathan’s debut feature film, THE LIFT BOY, was released in Indian theatres on 18th Jan 2019 to critical acclaim & houseful shows. In addition, the film released theatrically in UAE on 18th April and in theatres across Taiwan on 2nd August 2019, successfully completing 3 Weeks in Taiwan. THE LIFT BOY was later acquired by Channel 4 UK & for worldwide in-flight sales. In April 2020, NETFLIX acquired worldwide streaming rights. In June 2020, the film released in theatres across Poland got acquired by Etisalat, Chili, and is also being officially remade in Kannada (Indian Regional Language). THE LIFT BOY was financed by CAROLINE PICTURES PRIVATE LIMITED, a boutique, borderless motion picture company founded by Jonathan.

‘​’​ Know something about everything, Know everything about one thing ” – Jonathan Augustin.

Specialties: Film Direction, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Brand Building, Entertainment, Marketing Consultancy, Film & TV Production, Website Production, Artificial Intelligence, IOT, OTT Content.


You can find Jonathan Augustin… 

Instagram: @theliftboy @jonathanaugustin 

Hashtag: #TheLiftBoy 

Twitter: @JonathanChats @TheLiftBoy

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