Johnathan Paul lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex of Texas and he is a film producer, writer, and artist. Paul studied engineering, fine arts, and film production at North Central Texas College and the University of North Texas receiving an Associates degree in art studies and engineering, a Bachelor’s degrees in Fine Arts and New Media, as well as a Master’s Degree in Film Production. From 2000 to 2005 he worked as a graphic designer and engineer, while continuing his experimental film work.
Then in late 2005 he accepted a position as a Marketing Executive for the Fortune 500 company Toll Brothers Inc. During this time Johnathan began adding 3D art, motion graphics and digital compositing to his artistic arsenal, which would lead him to leave the marketing industry in 2010.
He is an Adjunct Professor University of North Texas with a focus on Visual Effects, Producing, Screenwriting and Documentary Filmmaking. Johnathan has written several articles on pop culture and the film industry for online outlets such as The Beat, The Blast, Shutterstock, Adorama, PNTV, and more. Currently Johnathan is CEO of Datalus Pictures where he oversees all web, television, documentary, and feature content development and production.
For me story is king. No matter if it’s an illustration or a fictional film, there has to be a story, something for myself and the audience to latch on to. When developing a narrative I tend to focus on a group of subjects such as Chaos, Remnants, Mystery, Life, Love, Reality, Spirituality, Morality, Social Viability, Destiny, Adventure, Imagination, Fantasy, Technology and Futurism. Because most individuals have some curiosity as it pertains to one of these, I tend to focus my narratives on one or two of these subjects at a time.
In the end I want my art to draw it’s audience into the visceral state of the narrative. I want the narrative to be immersive and allow the audience to become more conscience and aware of the beauty of the natural world, creativity of mankind, the imagination within us all as well as the dark realities that exist on the fringes.
With my many years of experience in illustration, painting, 3D animation, filmmaking and writing I believe my work will make a mark and take audiences on a journey that it fun and exciting, imaginative and creative, but also sometimes dark and mysterious.
Johnathan Paul Martin
Denton, TX 76209
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2000 – 2004
North Central Texas College
Associates of Science / Mechanical Engineering – Department of Engineering
Associate of Fine Arts
2001 – 2016
University of North Texas
Bachelors of Science – Mechanical Engineering (not completed)
Bachelors of Fine Arts / New Media / Minor in English – College of Visual Arts and Design
Masters of Fine Arts / Film Production – College of Radio, Television, and Film
Thin Line Fest – Assistant Film Director – Board Member
The Great Hanging Memorial Foundation – Board Member
Alpha Sigma Lambda (Honor Society)
Delta Epsilon Iota (National Honor Society)
2010-2013 Presidents List Recipient
2013-2014 Academic Achievement Scholarship (AAS)
2014-2015 MFA Graduate Academic Excellence Award
2015-2016 Kodak Eastman Student Filmmaker Award (Nomination)
2015-2016 IDA David L. Wolper Documentary Filmmaker Award
Cosmic Film Workshop – Guest Lecture – “An Intro to Becoming a Producer” – February 2018 (Meteor Theater)
Cosmic Film Workshop – Guest Leacture – “Brief History of Filmmaking” – October 2017 (University of Texas Dallas)
TCCTA Convention – Keynote Speaker – “Teaching in a Digital World” – February 2017 (TCCTA / Austin)
KERA Interview – Guest Appearance – “Taboo History” – May 2015 (KERA / Dallas)
2017 – 2020
“Autumn Skies” Horror – Feature, Producer / Director.
“The Disappearance of Kathy” Feature Length Documentary, Producer / Director.
“Fairview Chronicles” Episodes 1 & 2, Producer / Director.
“Don’t Frack with Denton” Feature Length Documentary, Producer.
“The Garden in the Desert” Drama – Short Film, Producer.
“The Great Hanging” Short Documentary Film.
“Hustler of Providence” Short Documentary Film.
“Unconventional” Short Documentary Film, RTFP Theater, University of North Texas
“Immersion” Cine’muck, North Gallery, Denton, Texas
“Postmodern Shooter” State of the Arts: Crossbred Media, Lightwell Gallery, Denton, Texas
“Relation, Chaos, Remnants” State of the Arts: Crossbred Media, Lightwell Gallery, Denton, Texas
“Overlayed” The New Nostalgia, Oliver Francis Gallery, Dallas, Texas
“I Love the Way You Feel” Interactive Gallery Collaboration, Universite de Savoie, Chambery, France
“The Untitled Event” Cool Artwork Bro!, Lightwell Gallery, Denton, Texas
“Pixel Art” Comp Design Show, Lightwell Gallery, Denton, Texas
2018 – Present
School of Motion
Writer and Content Contractor
Write and Produce articles relating to Motion Graphics industry
Coordination with the Marketing Manager on Special Projects
2018 – Present
Thin Line Fest
Assistant Film Director
Working with the Film Director on networking
Review and select films to be shown during festival
Planning and scheduling special event screenings
2012 – Present
University of North Texas
Teaching film production and film theory
Working with Students on film productions
Planning and setting semester schedules and deadlines
2010 – Present
Fort Worth, TX
Co-Founder, Director, Writer, Producer, and Concept Artist
Creator and co-creator of all written and illustrated works
Writer, Director & Producer of documentary and narrative films
Setting overall strategy for companies long term vision
Working with companies to create long term marketing campaigns
2014 – 2016
Shutterstock / Premiumbeat
Writer and Content Coordinator
Write and Produce articles relating to the film industry
Research visual effects processes
Create or post tutorials over visual effects and film production processes
2005 – 2010
Toll Brothers Inc.
Regional Marketing Manager / Texas Regional IT Consultant
Oversee all materials for Texas, California, Arizona, and Colorado
Modernized overall look to brochures and materials
Continue to hold the highest efficiency rate for turn around
Work closely with Project Managers and Vice Presidents
Designed many Toll Architecture marketing pieces and logo’s
2002 – 2005
Graphic Artist / Illustrator / Concept Artist
Advertisments and illustrations for printed media
Character concepts for comics and video games
3D concepts and marketing pieces for film