JONES CINEMA ARTS is a feature documentary production company engaged in the creation of meaningful, artfully rendered, culturally relevant films focused around the further reaches and paranormal powers of human consciousness. Our first two films are based on books by Jeffrey J. Kripal. SUPERNATURE: ESALEN AND THE HUMAN POTENTIAL is based on Jeff's definitive history of the Esalen Institute, Esalen: American and the Religion of No Religion. AUTHORS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE is based on Jeff's book, Authors of the Impossible: The Paranormal and the Sacred, a history and theory of the paranormal and psychical research. Jeff is working with us as a writer and producer on these films. As in his books, much of our films' intellectual and poetic power will come from the use of a rigorous comparative perspective that draws upon numerous disciplines in both the humanities and sciences. We have a full slate of films planned on this subject matter.
SCOTT HULAN JONES is a filmmaker with a wide range of skills honed over twenty-nine years of storytelling. He excels at finding the emotional core of any given story and infusing his films, whether thirty seconds or ninety minutes, with a poetic spirit, with soul, and thus creating authentic, memorable and meaningful experiences for audiences. This is Sam, a short documentary he directed, won Best Documentary at the Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival, and the Audience Choice Award at the Houston Halloween Film Festival.
In addition to working on his own films, Scott works as a freelance director, writer, cinematographer and editor on documentary, narrative and commercial productions. Most recently, he has directed films on behalf of the City of Biloxi, Texas Tech University, Rice University, and The Methodist Hospital, among others. He is currently on contract with The Methodist Hospital System as a filmmaker and photographer.
Scott's middle name is of English origin, means "descendant of Hugh" and is pronounced hue-lan.