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Bad Medicine Films at CineMagic International Film and Television Festival for Young PeopleCineMagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People – Los Angeles Opening Reception – February 20, 2013

Bad Medicine Films at Artists for Peace and Justice Pre-Oscar Charity SoireeAnnual Artists for Peace and Justice Pre-Oscar Charity Soiree – February 21, 2013

Toronto Film Festival – September 5-15, 2013


Founded in 2012 by Jon Wanzek, Bad Medicine Films is a North Dakota-based company that produces and finances independent films. Bad Medicine Films creates meaningful projects that motivate, engage, and entertain.


Jon L. Wanzek is a film producer and entrepreneur who currently serves as President of Bad Medicine Films, LLC and President and co-owner of Napasol North America, a food safety technology company.

Jon Wanzek | Bad Medicine Films Jon graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota. Jon was employed as a project engineer for a general contractor and subsequently as a facilities project manager for an international company. Jon next joined Wanzek Construction, Inc. of Fargo, ND. Wanzek Construction specialized in food processing plants, energy projects, and heavy/civil construction. Wanzek Construction was acquired by MasTec (NYSE:MTZ) in 2008. Jon served as President of the group until 2010. 

Jon Wanzek is a dedicated philanthropist who supports various charitable organizations within the entertainment industry, including Artists for Peace and Justice and The Creative Coalition. Outside of Hollywood, Wanzek has been an avid supporter of such organizations as the Boy Scouts of America, Catholic Relief Services, Doctors without Borders, and other various organizations.

As a film producer, Jon finds his inspiration from deep within history, and from those events that have a long and lasting impact on society as a whole. The stories of Bad Medicine Films are ones of triumph, of achievement, of overcoming challenge and of understanding who we are, and our place in world history. These dramatic stories may find their basis in science, technology, faith, or human drama. At his core, Jon Wanzek is a master creator, an innovator, and a skilled storyteller whose ability to bring real stories to life has established him as one of the most respected, and most promising, new producers in Hollywood.

When Jon is not bringing joy to new audiences through his film producing, he enjoys skiing, scuba diving, tennis and hiking. Jon also enjoys spending time at his cabin on Bad Medicine Lake in Minnesota, the inspiration for his production company. Jon operates a 3,000 acre working cattle operation in North Dakota known as Pitchfork Ranch, which has been identified as the ideal setting for future independent, and feature, projects to come.


Exciting new story Fall 2013
Exciting new story Fall 2013

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