Curriculum Vitae

Johnathan Paul Martin
Denton, TX 76209

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2000 – 2004

North Central Texas College
Associates of Science / Mechanical Engineering

Associate of Fine Arts

2001 – 2016

University of North Texas
Bachelors of Science – Mechanical Engineering (not completed)

BFA / New Media / – College of Visual Arts and Design, with a Minor in English, Creative Writing
MFA / Film Production – College of Radio, Television, and Film

2020 – 2022

New York University – Tisch School of Arts
Industry Essentials Certification – Directing & Producing (Continuing Education)


  • The Authors Guild of America – Member
  • National Writers Union | UAW Local 1981/AFL-CIO – Member
  • American Society of Journalist and Authors – Member
  • Horror Writers Association – Member
  • Collegiate Collaboration – University of North Texas – Media Arts Department Representative
  • Game Studies Program – University of North Texas – Ad Hoc Committee Member
  • 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


CBCM 3525 – Content Development for Digital Media

MRTS 2010 – Introduction to Media Writing

MRTS 2210 – Introduction to Film Production

MRTS 3220 – Introduction to Broadcast Media

MRTS 4140 – Intermediate Film Production

MRTS 4350 – History of Documentary [Teaching Fellow]

MRTS 4400 – Advanced Film Production

MRTS 4411 – Introduction to After Effects

MRTS 4412 – Intermediate Post Editing [Topics]

MRTS 4412 – Media Series Production [Year-Long Topics]

MRTS 4412 – Documentary Production [Topics]

MRTS 4470 – Writing for Television

MRTS 4740 – Advanced Editing – Avid

MRTS 4911 – Advanced Production Workshop

MRTS 5701 – After Effects – Visual Effects [Graduate]

MRTS 5702 – Advanced Film Editing [Graduate]

RTVF 2210 – Introduction to Media Arts Production

RTVF 3210 – Audio Production, Sections 301, 302, 303, & 304 [Teaching Assistant]


  • Cosmic Film Workshop – Guest Lecture – “An Intro to Becoming a Producer” – February 2018 (Meteor Theater)
  • Cosmic Film Workshop – Guest Lecture – “Brief History of Filmmaking” – October 2017 (University of Texas Dallas)
  • Discover Denton Radio – Guest Appearance – “The Great Hanging” – July 2017
  • TCCTA Convention – Keynote Speaker – “Teaching in a Digital World” – February 2017 (TCCTA / Austin)
  • KERA Interview – Guest Appearance – “Taboo History” – May 2015 (KERA / Dallas)
  • NBC 5 Interview – Guest Appearance – “The Great Hanging” – April 2015 (KXAS / Dallas)
  • CW 33 Interview – Guest Appearance – “The Great Hanging” – March 2015 (KDAF / Dallas)


2022 – “Gyn Argos and the Curse of Darkness” Novel, Author

2022 – “League of Guardians” Graphic Novel, Co-Writer + Artist

                    •  Submitting to Dark Horse and Top Cow Publishing

2021 – “Throne” Graphic Novel, Co-Writer + Artist

                    •  Submitted to Dark Horse and Top Cow Publishing

2020 – “Fairview Chronicles: The Case of Josie White” Novel, Madville Publishing, Author

2019 – “Fairview Chronicles: A Wayward Proposition” Novel, Madville Publishing, Author

2015 – “101 Filmmaking Tips + Tricks” Book, Shutterstock Publishing, Co-Author


Upcoming Work

Happy Campers” TV Series, Carnes & Gilbert Business, Producer / Director

Harsh Treatment” Short Film, Co-Writer / Producer / Director

Backwoods” TV Series, Datalus Pictures, Executive Producer / Pilot Director


Fairview Chronicles” Pilot Episode, Datalus Pictures, Creator / Showrunner / Director

  • Pilot screened for A&E Network and STARZ Network
  • Being shopped as a limited series to Studios

Coyote” Season One, Paramount Network, Consultant / Post Camera / Mograph Artist

  • Created End Title Card Sequence
  • Consulted with Writers Room and Co-Creators


The Garden in the Desert” Drama – Short Film, Producer


Don’t Frack with Denton” Feature-Length Documentary, Producer


The Great Hanging” Documentary Short, Writer / Producer / Director

  • 2nd National Grand Prize BEA Awards 2017
  • Best Short Documentary Thin Line Film Festival
  • Nominated for IDA David L. Wolper Award
  • Academy Awards Regional Qualifier / Documentary Short
  • Aired Nov. 2016 “Frame of Mind” EP.6 / PBS


Hustler of Providence” Documentary Short, Producer / Director

  • World Premiere at Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival
  • Jury Selection at New England International Film Festival
  • Jury Selection at Thin Line Film Festival
  • Nominated for Oscar Qualifying Short Film Award
  • Nominated for IDA David L. Wolper Award
  • Finalist, Kodak Eastman Filmmaker of the Year Award
  • Aired 2015 “Frame of Mind” / PBS


“Unconventional” Documentary Short, 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


2019 – Present

The Carnes and Gilbert Business

Los Angeles, CA        

Writer and Producer

Manage development assets for half hour comedy series

Pitch Development on limited series historical drama

Developed motion designs and graphics for Coyote (Paramount)

2012 – Present

University of North Texas

Denton, TX        

Adjunct Professor

Teaching film production and film theory

Working with Students on film productions

Planning and setting semester schedules and deadlines

2010 – Present

Datalus Pictures

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 an overall strategy for companies long term vision

Working with companies to create long term marketing campaigns

2018 – 2019

School of Motion

Sarasota, FL       

Writer and Content Contractor

Write and Produce articles relating to the Motion Graphics industry

Coordination with the Marketing Manager on Special Projects

2018 – 2019

Thin Line Fest

Denton, TX        

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

2014 – 2016

Shutterstock / Premiumbeat

Denton, TX        

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.

Grapevine, TX        

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

RedGorilla LTD.

Gainesville, TX

Graphic Artist / Illustrator / Concept Artist

Advertisements and illustrations for printed media

Character concepts for comics and video games

3D concepts and marketing pieces for film