Johnathan Paul

Johnathan Paul

Datalus Pictures
Screenwriter, Director, Producer, Visual Effects Supervisor and Cinematographer

Dallas, Texas

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About Johnathan

Chief Executive Officer Johnathan Paul is a writer, director, producer and artist. He began working as a professional illustrator and concept artist in early 2000. Mr. Paul studied Fine Arts through the acclaimed College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas. While at CVAD the young artist focused on traditional art forms such as illustration and painting, however he also had a dual focus on New Media Arts which included experimental film and 3D animation.

In 2004 Mr. Paul and fellow University of North Texas Alumni Marcus Parkhill formed Imagineer Entertainment with the focus of offering pre-visualization services to filmmakers. While trying to establish the newly founded production company on the side Mr. Paul successfully worked as a Marketing Executive for Fortune 500 company Toll Brothers Inc. until 2010.

By 2013 Mr. Paul and Mr. Parkhill were joined by two additional UNT Alumni in Andrew Dunn and Ethan Shirey, from here Imagineer was rebranded and re-conceptualized as a full scale production house now known as Datalus Pictures.

Mr. Paul returned to North Texas to earn his Master’s Degree in Film Production through the Media Arts Department, once known as the famed Radio, Television and Film Department. In 2014 he directed his first feature length documentary film Unconventional, then followed this up by directing two short films One Autumn Night and The Fields Where We Play. In 2015 he directed the controversial documentary film Hustler of Providence, which would be short listed for the Oscar ™ Qualifying Short Film Award at the Rhode Island International Film Festival. For his work on this film he also received nominations for the Kodak Eastman Filmmaker Award, the International Documentary Association David L. Wolper Award, and the BEA Documentary Filmmaker Award.

Johnathan is currently slated to direct the documentary film The Great Hanging as well as the short proof of concept film Restraint in 2016.

As the Chief Executive Officer Mr. Paul oversees the overarching creative vision of Datalus Pictures.

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Credits

  • Subject to Loss

    Subject to Loss (2016)
    Film (Sci-Fi and Short) Writer, Producer As chaos makes it's way to they're doorstep a mother and father must make the most difficult decision of their life and be prepared for the consequences no matter the choice.

  • Miz Markley & Me

    Miz Markley & Me (2016)
    Film (Documentary) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Project Freeplay

    Project Freeplay (2015 - 2016)
    Documentary by DataDocs / Michael B. Mullins Producer Project Freeplay explores the concept of fully improvised music through the perspective of a unique double-drum quintet.

  • Responsibility of Restraint

    Responsibility of Restraint (2016)
    Film (Short and Sci-Fi) Director Maggie is a young intelligent and sophisticated teenage girl, who has dreams of being accepted by her peers, but rather lives with their constant bullying and hatred because she is different and holds tight to a deep secret.

  • The Great Hanging

    The Great Hanging (2016)
    Film (Documentary and Short) Writer, Director, Producer In the early morning hours of October 1, 1862, state militia arrested more than two hundred alleged Unionists from five North Texas counties and brought them to Gainesville, Texas. Over the ensuing days forty-four of the prisoners were, and several other men were lynched in the largest mass hanging in US History. One hundred and fifty years later a legacy of silence has restricted historical writing and retelling, until now. Written by Richard N. McCaslin

  • Don't Frack with Denton

    Don't Frack with Denton (2016)
    Film (Documentary and Short) Producer Don't Frack With Denton is a feature-length documentary about how an industrially exploited but very creative neighborhood managed to upstage the oil and gas industry deep in the heart of Texas with the power of music and community organizing. Together and against all odds they won the very first ban on hydraulic fracturing in Texas right on top of the same shale where fracking was first invented. Written by Garrett Graham

  • Hustler of Providence

    Hustler of Providence (2015)
    Film (Documentary and Short) Writer, Director, Producer In a life filled with mental, physical and verbal abuse Rich turned to drugs to numb the pain, he soon found himself on the streets offering his body in exchange for his next fix. One chance encounter changed all of that for Rich and he soon found an escape from the streets. He would return to the streets, but as a voice of hope for others still slaves to their addictions.

  • Community Cryptid

    Community Cryptid (2015)
    Film (Documentary, Horror and Mystery) Editor Community Cryptid is about the experts and enthusiasts who gather at Bigfoot conferences in East Texas and Arkansas, to share research, stories and fellowship. Despite a diversity of belief systems and perspectives when it comes to Bigfoot, this group of people remains united in the shadow of one of the world's most popular cryptids.

  • Fields Where We Play

    Fields Where We Play (2014)
    Film (Short, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Director Fields Where We Play is a mockumentary that explores the unusual story of a former FBI profiler and his search for the one killer he could never find, the same killer who kidnapped his wife and murdered her years earlier. This is also a story of love and loss, grief and hate, and the secret deceptive nature of those around us. Written by Anonymous

  • Unconventional

    Unconventional (2013)
    Film (Short) Director Two men lead two very different lives. But despite these differences, they share an uncommon bond.

Awards

  • BEA Student Filmmaker Award (Nominated)
    (2016)

  • 43rd Student Academy Awards (Nominated)
    (2016)

  • IDA David L. Wolper Documentary Filmmaker Award (Nominated)
    (2016)

  • Kodak Student Filmmaker Award (Nominated)
    (2015)

  • IDA David L. Wolper Documentary Filmmaker Award (Nominated)
    (2015)

Education

  • University of North Texas
    (2013-2016)

  • University of North Texas (Denton, TX)
    (2001-2009)

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