Johnathan Paul Bio & CV
Johnathan Paul lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex of Texas and he is an author, film director, and illustrator. Paul studied engineering and fine arts at North Central Texas College and the University of North Texas receiving both Associates and Bachelor’s degrees in Engineering, Fine Arts and New Media. 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 industry in 2010.
He is currently finishing his MFA degree in Film Production at the University of North Texas with a focus on Directing, Cinematography and Documentary Filmmaking. Johnathan is also a Teaching Fellow at the University as well as a freelance writer for the industry blogs The Beat, The Blast and Shutterstock. Currently Johnathan plans on continuing his illustration and film work into the future by directing and producing various projects for Film and Television under his production company Datalus Pictures.
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
Fort Worth, TX 76244
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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 (2016)
Academic Groups, Awards, Scholarships and Grants
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
Exhibitions and Film Screenings
“Responsibility of Restraint” Short Narrative Film, TBA.
“Subject to Loss” Short Narrative Film, TBA.
“The Great Hanging” Short Documentary Film, TBA.
“Hustler of Providence” Short Documentary Film, Campus Theater, University of North Texas
- World Premiere at Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival
- Nominated for Oscar Qualifying Short Film Award
“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
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 – Present
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
2012 – Present
University of North Texas
Teaching Fellow / Lecturer
Teaching film production and film theory
Working with Students on film productions
Planning and setting semester schedules and deadlines
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
Marcus Parkhill, CEO Chancellor MFG, Chancellor@cooke.net
Chris Upton, Architect and Graphic Artist, firstname.lastname@example.org
Melinda Levin, Director, Producer & Professor at the University of North Texas, Melinda.Levin@unt.edu
Scott Thurman, Director and Producer, email@example.com