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Jonathan Martin

Founder & DirectorFilmQuest


Member Since March 2022


Film Production
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A multi-award winning producer, director, and writer whose films have won over 250 awards since 2011 via his production company, Bohemian Industries. Known for stylish, slickly produced productions, he as always had an eyre for the Fantastic and for bringing to life worlds unseen. He is also the Founder & Director of the popular genre film festival FilmQuest, which is one of the fastest growing film festivals in the world within any genre. He also does business and entertainment consulting, notably in Saudi Arabia. He is currently producing a film with the State of Utah about the state's flag redesign process, of which he himself created the state's 125th anniversary flag in 2021.

Published content

How To Dominate Your Film Festival Run Part 3


Learn how to play the game and think how a festival thinks, and you can set yourself up to win the game.

How to Dominate Your Film Festival Run Part 2


Get your popcorn ready and buckle up. It's time for the thrilling sequel. 

13 Tips for Writing Thought Leadership Content That Truly Stands Out

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To get noticed, you’ll need to provide something worth noticing. With so much advice and content out in the world already, audiences are having their attention pulled in all sorts of directions, not only making it difficult for them to find true value in what they consume, but also making it challenging for thought leaders to get noticed.  But if you run a business or want to make a name for yourself in the world of thought leadership, rising above the noise is key for success. To do so, consider the following advice from the business leaders of Rolling Stone Culture Council. Their insights may give you that boost you need to stand out from the competition.

Seven Ways Technology Is Impacting The Culture Space (and How Leaders Are Responding)

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Tech's impact now will likely change how businesses move forward in the future. As technology constantly evolves, so too do the industries on which it has a major impact. This is certainly true of the culture space, where the way customers interact with — and the way businesses sell — food, music, fashion, film and more have changed dramatically over the years as new technologies and needs emerge. Below, the members of Rolling Stone Culture Council describe some of the ways in which technology has recently impacted their businesses in the culture space and how these changes may alter the way they do business in the future.

Seven Ideal Locations to Build Your Culture-Based Business

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Starting off in these locations can give businesses a better chance at success. While many businesses are moving online, there are many others that thrive by being location-based. Those in the culture space especially — businesses centered around media, food, music, fashion, art and more — can benefit from planting roots in a particular environment or local hot spot, whether it’s to plug in to the existing culture or to gain a certain customer base.   Below, the members of Rolling Stone Culture Council discuss where they would get their start if they were opening new culture-based businesses today and why they recommend others consider these ideal locations too.

11 Recommendations for Streamlining Your Hiring Process

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Speed is key in today’s job market. Finding the right talent can be an exhausting process. Writing the job description, finding the best places to post it, screening resumes, conducting multiple rounds of interviews and more can eat up a lot of a company’s resources and potentially waste a lot of time.  In today’s job market, speed is key when it comes to finding top talent, which means streamlining your hiring process is essential. To help, the members of Rolling Stone Culture Council offer their best recommendations for streamlining your hiring process and making it easier on everyone involved.

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Company bio

FilmQuest is one of the world's fastest growing and most beloved film festivals that celebrates the majesty and might of genre cinema. Curating the very best of independent genre cinema, FilmQuest has helped identify the most exciting talent in the industry, while promoting and enhancing the careers of numerous filmmakers throughout the world.



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