Johnathon Amayo has worked in film and television production for over two decades. He got his official start when he was 18 years directing, shooting and editing documentaries in the U.S. Air Force’s 2nd Combat Camera Sq. where he spent time in combat operational zones documenting real-world events.
After his military service, Johnathon went to work for Avid Technology, Inc., a leader in film & TV technology. As a specialist and spokesman for their editing products, he managed cutting-edge workflows for films Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Collateral and Mystic River. He became a Master Editor and Trainer at Avid, edited independent features and shorts, and directed several digital shorts pushing new technological platforms.
After leaving Avid, Johnathon started his own production and consulting firm with clients that ranged from E!, Fox, ABC, CBS, Warner Brothers, the Ant Farm, NBC Universal and more. He’s directed and produced music videos, commercials, web series and short films.
Johnathon directed and produced his first feature film in the winter of 2010 in his hometown of Detroit called Truck 20’s Location. He is currently Sr. Vice President of Production and Post Production at Moviola where he designs workflows and manages productions for television shows Modern Family, Grey’s Anatomy and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. He’s also co-founder of National Organization of Black Directors.