ZANNI Productions was founded in 2015 by videographer and theater artist Jon Burklund. ZANNI is dedicated to creating high-quality, Ultra-HD video promotional and documentary videos of performances and live events. Our goal is to capture the ephemeral in a way that will serve you best. ZANNI provides personalized service for every project. Whether we are creating a promotional video, event documentary, or documenting a performance, we do so in a way that suits your unique needs.

Jon Burklund (left) on site with performance artist and activist Diana Oh (right). Photo by Andrew Federman

Jon Burklund (left) on site with performance artist and activist Diana Oh (right). Photo by Andrew Federman

Jon Burklund, Founder & Lead Videographer

Jon is a New York based video artist specializing in creating documentation and documentary video for performing artists and arts organizations. Since 2015, Jon has documented over four hundred performances and events for organizations including Arena Stage, American Reperatory Theater, The Public Theater, La Mama ETC, New York Theater Workshop, 59E59 Theaters, Bushwick Starr, Parsons Dance, ART NY, and All for One Theater. Jon is resident videographer at The Exponential Festival, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, and Ma-Yi Theatre Company, and is the digital content producer at Musical Theatre Factory.

Jon’s work has long focused on creating sustained partnerships with some of NYC’s boldest artists, especially those working towards justice and representation for LGBTQIA+, POC, and otherwise underserved populations. With this intention, Jon has developed video content in collaboration with Diana Oh ({my lingerie play}), Pioneers Go East Collective (Gemini Stars), Jomama Jones (BLACK LIGHT), Dan Fishback (Cheese on Bread), Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (Dael Orlandersmith’s Until the Flood), Musical Theatre Factory, and Ma-Yi Theater.

Jon recently directed “MTF Makers Profiles,” a series of mini-documentaries featuring the resident artists at Musical Theater Factory. The series can be viewed on MTF’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/mtfnyc