Johnathan Paul is a writer, director, producer and professor of film production at the University of North Texas. Mr. Paul played baseball, football, and golf from a very early age until his freshman year of college. It was during his first year of college that his life focus switched from sports to art and film. Mr. Paul studied Fine Arts through the acclaimed College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas. While also receiving his Master’s Degree in Film Production through the Media Arts Department.
Mr. Paul has gone on to work for fortune 500 companies such as Toll Brothers Inc. and Shutterstock as a marketing executive and content creator. 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 has currently directed the acclaimed documentary film The Great Hanging as well as the television pilot Restraint. His core film crew consists of Hollywood cinematographer Michael B. Mullins, a former camera operator for ESPN and Fox Sports, as well as Tuarean Hodge a documentary filmmaker and former camera operator for Fox Sports. When not overseeing 2920 Studios Mr. Paul sits as the Chief Executive Officer of Datalus Pictures where he oversees all documentary and narrative film production.