Resumé & Credits

Jason R. Johnston is a published photographer and award-winning independent filmmaker with professional experience in marketing and creative media services since 1997.

selected filmography – full list available upon request


Feature Film

INGRESS
Director: Christian Blake
Producer: Jonathon Tompkins, Legit Pictures / Jason R. Johnston, Fifty Oars Motion Pictures
Camera: Blackmagic Cinema Camera

THE PARTY AT THE END OF THE WORLD
Director: Cristina Treviño
Producer: Will Martinez, Mar Motion Media / Jason R. Johnston, Impossible Films / Charlie Brenner, Jobessi Productions / Erick Treviño, Orange Media Filmworks
Camera: Canon EOS T2i

WASTED AWAY
Director: David Ventura Garcia
Producer: David Rice, Pump House Films
Camera: Canon EOS T2i


Short Film

HERE
Director: Christian Blake
Camera: Sony A7s-II, Mavic Pro

PIPER
Director: Jackie Magdelano
Producer: Danielle Banda, Dreamaginary Productions / Fifty Oars Motion Pictures
Camera: Panasonic AG-DVX200

THE GIRLS WE KNOW (additional photography)
Director: Kahea Kiwaha
Producer: Andrea Wheeler, One&Six Productions
Camera: Sony A7s

DEATH SLATE
Director: Charlie Brenner
Producer: David Behrends and Beverly Behrends and David Behrends, Jr. and Sarah Brenner and Herlinda C. Lopez and Jason R. Johnston, Eight by Two Films
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

OZ
Director: Randy Garcia
Producer: Randy Garcia and Jaime Garcia and Jamie Lee Garcia and Maria A. Garcia, Hangman Productions / Jason R. Johnston, Fifty Oars Motion Pictures
Camera: Blackmagic Cinema Camera

MULLEN’S SHADOW
Director: Andy Anzaldua
Camera: Blackmagic Cinema Camera
Produced for The ABC’s of Death II
Winner: 2nd Place, Best Horror, Best Technical Achievement at the WILD’s Film Contest

MAURIS
Directors: Charlie Brenner and Jason R. Johnston
Charlie Brenner, Jobessi Productions / Jason R. Johnston, Impossible Films
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Winner: Best Film, Best Drama, Best Cinematography, Best Director (with Charlie Brenner) at the WILD’s Film Contest.
Winner: First Place at the South Texas Film Alliance “Luck Fest”

ASSASSIN’S CREED: DESCEND
Director: Jordan Prater
Camera: Canon EOS T2i

THE BENCH
Director: Jason R. Johnston
Bad Apple / Orange Media
Camera: Panasonic AG-HVX200

FILES
Director: Jason R. Johnston
Bad Apple
Camera: Panasonic AJ-SPX800
Winner: Best Director at the WILD’s Film Contest


Film Race

ADALYNN
Director: Christian Blake (as Josh Klein)
Producer: Aaron Soto and Danny Vera and Art Garza, Watchmen Productions
Camera: Panasonic AG-DVX200
Winner: Best Picture, Best Cinematography (as John Stone), Best End Credits at the Cinesol Film Festival

IMMOBILE
Director: Jason R. Johnston
Producer: Fifty Oars
Camera: Canon EOS 6D

MORNING STAR
Director: Jason R. Johnston
Producer: Sara Brenner / Eight by Two Films
Camera: Blackmagic Cinema Camera
Winner: Audience Choice, 1st Runner Up, Best Script (with Charlie Brenner, Isaac Dominguez and Randy Garcia) at the Cinesol Film Festival

GERTIE
Director: Charlie Brenner
Producer: Herlinda C. Lopez / Eight by Two Films
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Winner: Audience Favorite, First Runner-up, Best Special Effects at the Cinesol Film Festival

HUNGER PAINS
Directors: Jason R. Johnston and Charlie Brenner
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Winner: The Cheesy Award at the Cinesol Film Festival

WELCOME TO EDEN
Director: Jason R. Johnston
Producer: Herlinda C. Lopez / Eight by Two Films
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EOS T2i
Winner: Best Horror Film at the WILD’s Film Contest

COMING HOME
Director: Jay Suarez
Producer: Erick Treviño / Orange Media
Camera: Canon EOS T2i
Winner: Best Film, Best Cinematography at the Cinesol Film Festival

ECSTASY OF GOLD
Director: Jason R. Johnston
Producer: Erick Treviño / Orange Media
Camera: Panasonic AG-HPX300
Winner: Best Actress (Monica Ruiz) at the Cinesol Film Festival

SEX, TRAFFICKING & LUCHADORES
Director: Jose Lomas
Producer: Aisa Showery / Captive Films
Camera: Panasonic AG-HPX300
Winner: Best Film at the Cinesol Film Festival

TWISTED DATE
Director: Eduardo Cordero
Producer: Ivan Buenrostro / Orange Media
Camera: Panasonic AJ-SPX800
Winner: Best Music
Honorable Mention: Cinematography at the Cinesol Film Festival

FINDING COCHINO
Director: Eduardo Cordero
Producer: Erick Treviño / Orange Media
Camera: Panasonic AJ-SPX800
Winner: Audience Choice, Best Film at the Cinesol Film Festival


Music Video

THE FAMILY CHURCH
“Here Now” (dancer seq DP)
Director: Christian Blake
TFC
Camera: Sony FS700

ANGELINA CRUZ
“The Creation”
Director: Jason R. Johnston
Fifty Oars
Camera: Blackmagic Cinema Camera

GRUPO VIDAL
“Que Sepan Todos”
Director: Jason R. Johnston
Fifty Oars
Camera: Blackmagic Cinema Camera

AREA
“Abrazame”
Director: Jason R. Johnston
Impossible Films
Camera: Canon EOS T2i

SOU’BRIETY
“Southern Linguistic”
Director: Jason R. Johnston
Impossible Films
Camera: Canon EOS T2i

AREA
“Mi Pobre Corazon”
Director: Jason R. Johnston
Impossible Films
Camera: Canon EOS T2i

REB
“Can’t Leave You Alone”
Director: Jason R. Johnston
Impossible Films
Camera: Canon EOS T2i

REVEILLE BOYZ
“Heavy Baggz”
Director: Jason R. Johnston
Impossible Films
Camera: Canon EOS T2i


Advertisement / TVC

SOUTH TEXAS ISD
“What’s Inside STISD”
Director: Jason R. Johnston
Fifty Oars
Camera: Panasonic AG-DVX200
Twenty-eight television commercials: one for each of the six campuses, plus a district overview spot, in both sixty second and thirty second versions, then each of those in both original English and translated Spanish; plus photography, and radio spots, and additional social media versions

LAW OFFICE OF RAMON GARCIA
Director: Jerry Medina
Aviso Media Group
Camera: Panasonic AG-DVX200

GAMEZ LAW FIRM
Director: Jerry Medina
Aviso Media Group
Camera: Panasonic AG-DVX200

SIEMPRE NATURAL
“You’re Gonna Love Our Food”
Director: Jerry Medina
Aviso Media Group
Camera: Panasonic AG-DVX200
Campaign of four English/Spanish television spots

OSIRIS LAW FIRM
“18 Wheeler”
“Car Wreck”
Director: Jerry Medina
Aviso Media Group
Camera: Panasonic AG-DVX200
Campaign of eight English/Spanish television spots, plus photography for signage and print, and website

PALM STREET PIER BAR & GRILL
“Your New Favorite Bar and Grill”
Director: Jason R. Johnston
Fifty Oars
Camera: Panasonic AG-DVX200

DREAM FOR EDCOUCH-ELSA ISD
Director: Jason R. Johnston
Fifty Oars
Camera: Panasonic AG-DVX200
A series of four candidate auto-bio videos, along with photography, logo and graphic design

JAIMEZ FOR HARLINGEN
Director: Jason R. Johnston
Fifty Oars
Camera: Blackmagic Cinema Camera
A series of six broadcast-friendly web promotional videos, plus photography, and website

SOUTH TEXAS ISD
“I Choose”
Director: Jason R. Johnston
Fifty Oars
Camera: Blackmagic Cinema Camera
Fourteen television commercials: 6 for each campus plus a district-wide spot, each in both English and Spanish

NATIONAL BUTTERFLY CENTER
Director: Jason R. Johnston
Fifty Oars
Camera: Blackmagic Cinema Camera
Consisted of a short highlight video plus three testimonial videos

CONE OASIS
Director: Jason R. Johnston
Fifty Oars
Camera: Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Canon EOS T2i

DONNA REDSKINS
“Locker Room”
Director: Jason Moreno
Cooky Productions / Johnny Underwear
Camera: Canon EOS T2i

NIU URBAN LIVING
“Wow”
Director: Jason R. Johnston
Camera: Blackmagic Cinema Camera
Production of a 30-second and two 15-second spots

MOMNOVATIONS
Director: Jason R. Johnston
Camera: Canon EOS T2i
Production of a product highlight video, a short promo video for consumers in both English and Spanish, also a short promo video for physicians in both English and Spanish


Reality / Docu / TV / Web

STISD CONNECTIONS (12 episodes)
Director: Jason R. Johnston
Producer: Amanda Odom, STISD
Camera: Panasonic AG-DVX200

SOUTH TEXAS ISD
“BETA’s International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme”
Director: Jason R. Johnston
Camera: Canon EOS 6D

SOUTH TEXAS ISD
“Why I Chose South Texas ISD”
Director: Jason R. Johnston
Camera: Canon EOS 6D

ONE DAY IN THE AMERICAN CITY (P.S.J.A. seg DP)
Director: Kyle Ruddick
PBS
Camera: Blackmagic Cinema Camera

RESTAURANT: IMPOSSIBLE (overnight cam op)
ep. 123 (Season 9, Episode 11) “Paradise: Impossible”
Food Network
Camera: Panasonic DVCPROHD

CUENTOVILLE
“Pilot”
Director: David Rice
PBS
Camera: Canon EOS T2i

HEALTHY VALLEY MAKEOVER CHALLENGE (7 episodes)
Director: Jason R. Johnston
KVEO NBC
Camera: Panasonic AG-HPX300