In 2004, native Texan Jeremy Coon produced and edited a film that would win fans of all generations: Napoleon Dynamite. Napoleon premiered in Dramatic Competition at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, where it was acquired by Fox Searchlight Pictures and released the following summer; it became one of the most profitable and culturally impactful indie films in history.
In 2006, Jeremy produced and edited The Sasquatch Gang, a teen comedy he co-produced with Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey. Sasquatch won the audience award at the 2006 Slamdance Film Festival as well as Best Director (Tim Skousen) and Best Actor (Justin Long) at the 2006 HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival. Humble Pie was Jeremy’s third feature as a producer and won Best Film at BendFilm and Audience Award for Best Feature at the Sidewalk Film Festival. The film played over 30 film festivals around the world and was released in 2009. Thunder Broke the Heaven’s, Jeremy’s fourth feature film as a producer, won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the 2015 Dallas International Film Festival.
After getting his MBA, Jeremy helped launch MovieClips.com (one of Time Magazine’s Top 50 Websites of 2010 and rebranded as ZEFR in 2014) and executive produced the animated television series Napoleon Dynamite for 20th Century Fox Television which aired after The Simpsons in primetime. Most recently, Jeremy co-directed and produced the feature-length documentary Raiders! which premiered at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival and was released theatrically by Drafthouse Films to rave reviews in June 2016.