"Film is my second language."
Johnathan Carr (aka The Mfish) is a filmmaker, artist and native of greater Boston. He graduated Emerson College in 2004 with a BA in Filmmaking. He has written, produced and directed over a hundred film & video productions from all sides of the camera and is just warming up.
At Emerson he co-founded Warlords a production club devoted to making action films, received an EVVY Award for a 16mm short and an EVVY nomination for a TV series that aired on The Emerson Channel. In 2005, he received an artist grant through the Massachusetts Cultural Council for his film Candyflip a documentary on substance abuse.
Lately Johnathan has been designing film for theatrical productions in New York and Boston (including multimedia work for the A.R.T.'s Pippin as well as other creative ventures... more to come!
Emerson College - Boston, MA
BA Film, Department of Visual and Media Arts, Sep 2000 - May 2004
Scripped.com - Boston / San Francisco Jan 08 - present
Creative and technical support to a community of 70,000+ writers for this online screenwriting application; financial management, promotional video production, quality assurance. (formerly Zhura.com)
Cambridge Friends School - Cambridge, MA, Nov 05 - Mar 09
Demonstrated the basics of drama tech and filmmaking to eighth grade drama classes.
Media direction of video, audio and lighting for multimedia theatre productions.
Penn Station Entertainment - Los Angeles, CA, Sep - Dec 03
Research for creative development, wrote screenplay coverage.
Damark Productions - Peabody, MA 2000 - 2001 and
Joseph Fortunato Video, Medford, MA, 1998 - 1999
Wedding and event videography.
Improv Asylum Training Center - Boston, MA, 2009 (ongoing)
Studying improv with Chet Harding and Brian O'Hara at Boston's premiere comedy club Improv Asylum
Harvard Extension School - Cambridge, MA, Spring 2009
Studying A.R.T. productions with Rob Orchard & Ryan McKittrick
History of Psychiatry and Neurology with Susan Lanzoni
Robert McKees Genre Weekend - New York, NY, October 2008
Seminar on writing conventions of major genres in Film and Television held at the Marjorie S. Deane Theatre in New York
Cambridge Center for Adult Ed - Cambdridge, MA, Spring 2008
Commercial Voice-Overs with Jordan Rich and Ken Carberry
Boston Center for Adult Ed - Boston, MA, 2004 ~ 2008
Documentary Film, Voice & Articulation, Interrogation, Reading People, Ghost Hunting, Flash Animation...
Robert McKees Story Seminar - Cambridge, MA, April 2000
Story Writing for Film and Television in an intensive seminar held at Harvard University
Boston Film and Video Foundation - Boston, MA, 1998 ~ 2000
Guerilla Filmmaking with Laurel Chiten
Location Scouting with Tim Grafft
Location Lighting with T.W. Li
and Script Supervision
International Film and TV Workshops - Rockport, ME, July 1999
Digital Video Production, Non-linear Editing
School for the Museum of Fine Arts - Boston, MA, Summer 1998
16mm Filmmaking Continuing Education Program
SummerFilm at Concord Academy - Concord, MA, Summer 1997
Super 8 Filmmaking, Video Production and Film History with Chris Rowe
Acting and improv classes at CP Casting - Cambridge, MA 1992
Acting and modelling classes at Cameo Kids - Boston, MA 1991
Digital Video, Hi-Def and 16mm cinematography
Final Cut Studio
Film and theatre lighting
2007 - "ZHURA PROMO: OUR MOVIE" - Won "Best Zhura Informerical Video" as part of the Beta Phase One contests on Zhura.com
2005 - "CANDYFLIP" - Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Grant
2004 - "FALLEN IRIS" - EVVY Award at Emerson College
2004 - "THE VAMPIRE GAME" - Nominated for EVVY Award
2000 - "PROJECT TEN EAST" - 3rd Place in the New England High School Video Competition
1999 - "A HISTORY" - Honorable Mention (6th place) in the New England High School Video Competition
1999 - "TIME PRESENT" - National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts - ARTS Merit Award in Visual Arts / Film / Video
1998 - "A PSA FROM THE MFISH" - Certificate of Achievement from the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PSA Contest
Formal resume available upon request.
I've made many films over the years, but these few have been the most important to me.
They represent the very best of my film skills at the time and chronicle my growth as an artist.