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GET TO KNOW THE MAN BEHIND THE CAMERA

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Jonah Paulhamus

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My name is Jonah Paulhamus and I'm the sole filmmaker and owner of Jonah Paulhamus Media. A quick little bio about me, I'm a 4 wing 3 if you're into that, I have ADHD which I manage super well and helps me stay creative in this line of work, I'm married to my partner Jane who's studying to be a clinical psychologist (could brag about her all day), I'm a sucker for Dunkin' Donuts and I am in love with filmmaking from start to finish. Although I have other creative outlets like film photography, designing tattoos and sewing my own clothes; narrative filmmaking has always been the artistic medium that I've excelled most at and am most passionate about.

I picked up my mom's point and shoot camera at 13 and everything fell into place. I proceeded to spend all my free time learning and experimenting on my own, developing my creative ideas and personal style. Since then, filmmaking has been my purpose and I never put the camera down. Starting off as young as I did, I gained a lot of experience by the time college came around so I decided to take the risk to skip school to start my own business. Now at 27 years old, I'm proud (and relieved) to say that freelance film is what I do for a living! I am 100% self taught from on the job experience, endless personal research, shadowing industry leading professionals and a lot of trial and error. Creating meaningful and entertaining work with a camera while learning to run a full-time business was all I wanted to do as a kid and it's nice to see that some things never change.


My goal as a filmmaker is to create art out of the human experience. Love, joy, pain; those emotional connections are the things that drive my desire to create. Embodying creativity, emotions, authenticity and those big life moments that make us human, I learned are things we all experience. And I want to show that in a story driven ways. Most of the time when I'm directing, I like to combine the clients ideas with my eye for creative filmmaking and a, "larger than life" artistic take on things, in an executable way. Knowing who the video is for, how it wants to be perceived and the feelings it needs to embody, are just a few important aspects I strive for in each video. Despite the ever growing wedding video industry, I'm constantly evolving and growing in my craft, as long as it's for the better. In hope that every time I create a new video, people will want to stop and admire it, because it's something they relate to and feel represents them.

I am set out to stimulate, challenge and entertain people's minds with my creative filmmaking and my supportive, relatable personality. Although very eager to succeed, I'm laid-back, personable and encouraging presence on the day of, who will go above and beyond for the people around me. I focus on bringing reliability, engaging creative processes and a high level of experience to every project I work on.

I'm an east coaster regularly servicing Pennsylvania and New York but find myself shooting in California enough to mention it. I attempted a business degree in Digital Marketing and Advertisement but never finished after realizing I was already doing most of what I was being taught in class. I have directed, shot and produced over 50+ wedding films, 5 prime-time TV commercials, several short films, 3 full length music videos and endless social media marketing campaigns for multiple brands. But what I love the most is a personal, 1 on 1 relationship with all my clients. Allowing for that degree of trust and compatibility I believe is crucial to get authentic results and create meaningful films from. So get in touch, let's make something together!

"MY GOAL AS A CREATOR IS BRING SOMETHING REFRESHING AND MODERN TO THE WEDDING VIDEO WORLD. TO HELP PEOPLE REALIZE THAT CINEMATIC AND STYLIZED WEDDING FILMS EXIST AND ARE ACCESSIBLE FOR EVERYONE."

-Jonah Paulhamus

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