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GET TO KNOW THE MAN BEHIND THE CAMERA
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) and I am in love with filmmaking from start to finish. Although I enjoy other creative outlets like designing tattoos, street photography and sewing my own clothes; narrative filmmaking has always been the artistic medium, I've been most passionate about. I picked up my mom's camera at 13 and felt like I had finally become myself. I proceeded to spend all my free time as learning and experimenting on my own, developing my personal style and creative ideas. Since then, I knew filmmaking was what I was meant to do, but never ended up going to school for it. 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 a risk and skip school to start my own business. Now at 27 years old, I'm proud (and relieved) to say that this is what I do for a living. I am 100% self taught from on the job experience, shadowing industry leading professionals and through a lot of trial and error. Creating meaningful and entertaining connection through my camera was all I could think about as a kid and it's nice to see that some things never die.
My goal as a filmmaker is to create art out of the human experience. Love, joy, pain; emotion connection are the things that drive my desire to create. Embodying creativity, emotions, authenticity and those big life moments that make us humans are things we all experience and I want to show them in 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 come across and the feelings it needs to share are just a few important aspects I strive for, when creating my films. Despite the ever growing wedding video industry, I'm constantly evolving and changing my craft, as long as it's changing for the better and not always chasing trends. In hope that every time I create a new video, people will want to stop and admire it, because it's something they want for themselves.
I am set out to stimulate, challenge and entertain people's minds with my creative filmmaking and supportive and relatable character. Although very eager to succeed, I'm a laid-back, personable and encouraging presence, who will go above and beyond for the people around me. I focus on bringing stability, an engaging creative process and high level experience to every film project I work on.
I'm an east coaster, regularly working in Pennsylvania, New York and California. I studied for a business degree in Digital Marketing and Advertisement but never finished. I have directed and produced over 50+ wedding films, 5 prime-time TV commercials, several short films, and endless social media marketing videos. I love a personal 1 on 1 relationship with all my clients, allowing for a degree of trust and compatibility I believe it crucial to create meaningful films. 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."
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