Jonah Markowitz


After a tragic accident, a young, urban gay couple become guardians of their teenage niece and nephew, and caretakers of the family’s illegal cannabis farm. On top of the pressures that come with their new-found parental roles, they quickly learn that intricacies of the farm’s secret income are riskier than they ever imagined, yet are the only way for the family to stay above water, and therefore, together.

Jonah Markowitz (he/his) is an award-winning writer, director, producer and production designer of television and feature films. He is the creator of The Family Crop, currently in development with UCP and Peacock. His adaptation of the acclaimed novel We Are The Ants, which he will direct is in pre-production with Good Banana (Miguel Sapochnik). Jonah’s directing credits include SHELTER (Regent) and POLITICAL ANIMALS (Gravitas) as well as the HBO series ROOM 104. His directing work has earned him the HBO First Time Director’s award (Shelter), the audience and jury best feature award (Political Animals), as well as numerous others worldwide. Markowitz also has a background in production design. Credits include GEORGE AND TAMMY, MAPPLETHORPE, ROOM 104, THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL, and QUINCEAÑERA. Jonah graduated from the Film department at Emerson College and also studied art history in the Netherlands, as well as film theory and production at FAMU in The Czech Republic.


Mark Wheeler (Pathfinder)