Jonathan Caouette has been shooting films since he was eight years old. As a regional theater actor, Jonathan has appeared as a schizophrenic John the Baptist in Salome, a queer Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar. He has toured with the European company of The Rocky Horror Show; and appeared in commercials. His influences include Alejandro Jodorowsky, John Cassavetes, Lars Von Trier, Paul Morrissey, David Lynch, Marianne Faithful, Led Zeppelin, Mavis Staples and Sidney Lumet. The total budget for his first feature, Tarnation was $218.32.