Johnny Boston

BIOGRAPHY

Johnny Boston is the President and Chief Creative Officer of Raw Digital. Johnny has over fifteen years of experience in developing and producing television, film, and web content. He is also the founder of Raw Media Network and Raw Films.

Johnny’s eclectic background includes producing and directing music videos for artists such as DMX, Eve, and Jadakiss; producing and directing feature documentaries, the most recent of which is award winning ‘My Name is Alan, and I Paint Pictures,’ a portrait of New York street artist Alan Streets and his struggles with mental illness which engaged an art-house theatrical run, and most recently aired during February and April of 2009 on Ovation Arts Network. In addition, Johnny Boston has created documentaries, tribute films, and corporate communication tools for global organizations such as The Clinton Foundation, Amnesty International, and the United Nations.

Johnny utilizes his background in traditional film and video, to create unique and cutting edge new media content with a distinct visual flair and commitment to telling a compelling story. Johnny Boston holds a Bachelor’s Degree (cum laude) from New York University’s School of Film and Communications.

FILMOGRAPHY

F I L M S

  • Mr. Philadelphia – 2007 PBS airing – Producer/Director
  • My Name is Alan, and I Paint Pictures – 2007 theatrical release – Producer/Director
  • Amnesty International: Women of Liberia – 2007 – Producer
  • Art Rules – 2005– Producer
  • On The Backs of Giants – 2005 – Producer/Director
  • Letters From The Dead – 2003 – Executive Producer
  • Making a Living Dealing With the Dead – 2003 – Producer/Director
  • Re-inventing Eddie – 2002 – Executive Producer
  • Going Off Big Time – 2000 – Producer

N E W  M E D I A

  • Hearst Digital’s Ultimate Prom – Web Series
  • One Minute Tricks – Mobile content/Web
  • Excuse Me? – Mobile content
  • Ultimate Mashup (Collegehumor.com/Doritos) – Web Video

C O M M E R C I A L  / P R O M O T I O N A L

  • UN AIDS (with Naomi Watts)
  • Ganesvoort Hotel
  • Arm & Hammer
  • Chicks With Attitude (Maybelline)
  • Maybelline New York
  • Malibu Rum
  • Bacardi
  • Brilliant Brunettes (John Frieda)
  • Tsunami Relief (with Jamie Lynn Spears)
  • Jergens
  • The Clinton Global Initiative (with Morgan Freeman)
  • 9/11 Tribute (Port Authority)
  • Brooklyn Academy of Music
  • Shalvata (Holocaust Survivors Film)
  • Hadassah International
  • Do Something Brick Awards
  • BizBash Event Style Show

T E L E V I S I O N – Producer/Director

  • Have You Slept With Me? – 2008 (Fox Television pilot)
  • St. Claire Falls – 2008 (Hearst Media pilot)
  • The Revengers – 2007 (Fox Television pilot)
  • On The Rocks – 2005 (Fox Television pilot)
  • Love on the Run 2004 (Showtime pilot)
  • Foreign Affair  – 1998 – pilot
  • New York Uncut (BBC) – 1999 – documentary

M U S I C  V I D E O S – Producer/Director

  • DMX (Def Jams)
  • Jadakiss (Interscope)
  • Eve (Interscope)
  • John Taylor of Duran Duran (EMI)
  • Wu Tang Clan (Loud Records)
  • Wiz DeNiro (MCA)
  • Mowett (DreamWorks)
  • Beres Hammond (Hollywood Records)
  • Abby (Warner Brothers)

S H O R T S

  • Model Behavior – 2001 – Producer
  • Terminal Uniqueness (Cannes Premiere) – 2000 – Producer/Writer/Director

Awards and Honors

2007

  • Monaco Film Festival
    • Best Documentary “My Name is Alan and I Paint Pictures”
  • The Style Awards
    • Finalist “Best Video for an Event” 2007 – “Mr. Philadelphia”
    • Finalist “Best Video for an Event” 2007 – “Do Something Brick Awards”
  • New York Independent Film Festival Awards
    • Founder’s Choice for Best director (documentary) – Johnny Boston “My Name is Alan…”

2006

  • The Telly Awards
    • Silver Award – The Holocaust Survivor Centre “Shalvata”
    • Bronze Award – John Frieda “Brilliant Brunette”
  • The Aegis Awards
    • Winner – Live Event – Funeral Director Association “Dealing with the Dead”
    • Finalist – Live Event – Bizbash Magazine “Event Style Show”

2005

  • Cleveland International Film Festival
    • Short Documentary Entrant “On the Backs of Giants”
  • The Telly Awards
    • Silver Award – The Ratner Family “On the Backs of Giants”
  • The Aegis Awards
    • Winner – Documentary – The Ratner Family “One the Backs of Giants”
  • The Aurora Awards
    • Platinum Best of Show – The Ratner Family “On the Backs of Giants”

Thought Leaders Series

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You can get the widget that is updated bi-weekly with tips, thoughts and success stories from the thought leaders who live and breathe in this space every day here.


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“An amazing job crafting a storyline…”

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