Night of the Loving Dead (2014)
On April 20, 2013 Jon Kinyon premiered an early internet version of his new short film. Produced with his two brothers C. J. Kinyon and C. C. Kinyon, the bulk of the film was shot on location at a long-abandoned, notoriously haunted cemetery in Half Moon Bay, CA. It took 4 hours to shoot the footage guerilla-style, featured 4 actors, 4 crew members and took a total of 4 days to edit sound/picture. The final version of the film is currently being submitted to film festivals across the U.S. and is set for a world premiere in 2014.
The Jimi Homeless Experience
Stop motion animation and webcomic
On March 6, 2008 Jon Kinyon became the first "featured animator" on MyToons.com, a YouTube-styled website specifically geared for 2-D and 3-D animation. He produced a stop-motion clay animation which parodied Jimi Hendrix' key performance at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival. The piece features a fictional character named Jimi Homeless who first appeared in a series of webcomics published as The Jimi Homeless Experience (webcomic). The webcomics were written by Jon Kinyon and drawn by an underground cartoonist known as Big Tasty.
Parody albums & live stage show
On August 23, 2007 Jon released a full length CD of parody songs he had written and produced, all inspired by the aforementioned comic. The first CD by The Jimi Homeless Experience was released on the exact day of the 40th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix' first album release Are You Experienced, his Are You Homeless? features "Weird Al" Yankovic-styled parodies of some of Hendrix' biggest hits. In 2009 a follow-up EP was released featuring a parody of the Hendrix hit "Red House" and a heavy blues/rock cover of the classic blues song "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl". Various lineups of the band have been playing live at venues all over Southern CA. since 2007. The latest incarnation has Jon Kinyon himself taking the main spotlight as vocalist.
God Squad! Hollywood & Divine
In 2002 Jon wrote, produced and directed God Squad!, a comedy film which parodied Christian Films and 1970s Buddy Cop Films. It featured cult film actress and former Penthouse Pet of the Year (1993) Julie Strain as well as actor Al Israel who is famous for his roles in Scarface, Carlito's Way and Body Double. After its premiere at the Academy Award accredited Los Angeles International Short Film Festival the film went on to screen at Tromadance 2003, the Backseat Film Festival and several other U.S. film festivals. This film is included in the European version of "The Best of Tromadance" DVD and had more than 1 million views on Undergroundfilm.com.
Hot Rod Condoms® w/ Speedstrip Applicator™
Jon Kinyon is the founder and president of Hot Rod Condoms®, a U.S. condom brand which he launched in 1994 and has since distributed to all corners of the globe. In October 2002, Hot Rod Condoms® introduced its Speedstrip Applicator™ condom, the first condom with a built-in applicator to be marketed worldwide. The patented applicator facilitates putting a condom on quickly and easily. It was one of the first "novelty" condoms to meet U.S. Food and Drug Administration standards for disease prevention and contraception.
Light Verses Dark Humor
Jon also published a book of poems which were written between 1989 and 2000. Copies of this book were originally printed and distributed to bookstores and small coffee shops in LA and the SF Bay Area. The book is now available in digital form online at Apple iBooks, Amazon.com, Smashwords.com and several other outlets.