Jon Ayon is a filmmaker from LA. He began his career directing music videos for punk & indie bands in the Pacific Northwest. In Oakland, he worked as a Camera Operator and Editor for KDOL-TV & graduated from San Francisco State University's School of Cinema with honors. His work has earned him awards from The Annenberg Foundation, The Caucus for Producers, Writers, & Directors, The SF Emmys, and American Zoetrope. Among Ayon’s 11 short films is Sombras (Shadows) a documentary detailing the harrowing anxieties his parents experienced as undocumented immigrants in America. Sombras premiered at HBO’s NY Latino Film Fest & screened at Sundance in 2018, winning the grand prize in the Coppola Short Film Competition. He has worked as an editor on the films Hoodie, The Celine Archive, & Alice Street. Ayon's films highlight issues pertaining to the Latinx Diaspora such as Indigeneity, colonialism, & generational trauma.