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Born and raised in Carle Place, Jonathan Ehlers, (Credit: Handout)

Born and raised in Carle Place, Jonathan Ehlers, 31, moved to Los Angeles in 2007 to work on independent films.

LI native making indie films in LA

At the age of 26, Jonathan Ehlers, who was raised in Carle Place, moved to Los Angeles in 2007 to make independent films.

Born and raised in Carle Place, Jonathan Ehlers,
(Credit: Handout)

Born and raised in Carle Place, Jonathan Ehlers, 31, moved to Los Angeles in 2007 to work on independent films.

Born and raised in Carle Place, Jonathan Ehlers,
(Credit: Handout)

Born and raised in Carle Place, Jonathan Ehlers, 31, moved to Los Angeles in 2007 to work on independent films.

At the age of 26, Jonathan Ehlers, who
(Credit: Handout)

At the age of 26, Jonathan Ehlers, who was raised in Carle Place, moved to Los Angeles in 2007 to make independent films.

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Born and raised in Carle Place, Jonathan Ehlers,
(Credit: Handout)

Born and raised in Carle Place, Jonathan Ehlers, 31, moved to Los Angeles in 2007 to work on independent films.

From left to right, Jason Radspinner, 30, of
(Credit: Handout)

From left to right, Jason Radspinner, 30, of Los Angeles; Jonathan Ehlers, 31, of Los Angeles; and Patrick Ward-Perkins, 29, of Los Angeles, are making an independent film, "Vivarium," which takes place in a reality where plant life is extinct and residents pay to experience the virtual reality of Earth as it once was. Ehlers, raised in Carle Place, is asking for help to fund the film.

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