In May 2018, Bryson headed a music video project with his friends at Stoneman Douglas in Parkland, Florida, who suffered a mass school shooting that February. The song, Start Again, was co-written by survivors Sara Imam and Kali Clougherty, as well as Bryson. This production was widely supported by Paul McCartney, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, Congressman John Lewis, Dear Evan Hansen’s Taylor Trensch, Congressman Kennedy III, and Julianne Moore. All proceeds of the song will go to the Stoneman Douglas Victim’s Fund.
Jonah is currently in production on a feature documentary with undersea explorer and producer Fabien Cousteau, the grandson of Jacques-Yves Cousteau. He is additionally working on another documentary about film scoring, features cast and crew from Star Wars, Indiana Jones, E.T., Jaws, Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, Home Alone, Schindler’s List, and Superman.
Bryson is the first-ever recipient of the Rob Stewart Award, which he received at the Hot Docs Cinema from television celebrity George Stroumboulopoulos. The award is in honor of his late friend and mentor, Rob Stewart, who died in a scuba diving accident in 2017.