This is Jonathan O’Beirne (more commonly referred to as “ Jon O” around the office)— born and raised in Frederick, Maryland, a beautiful and rural colonial area bursting with history (and farm animals), his work as a short form documentary filmmaker is a combination of two childhood passions: science and theatre. Growing up, Jon O’s Dad, a scientist, used their garage to let the kids do experiments for fun. But, in 8th grade he discovered theatre production and pretty soon he was hooked. Somehow working on documentary-style pieces feels like a nice mixture of those two influences. This is Jon O’s Great Big Story.