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J.D. Matonti is NEW-GEN’s Founder and Creator. Mr. Matonti conceived the epic NEW-GEN universe encompassing many parallel dimensions; NEW-GEN, The Underworld, Earth, Zaadar-3, Nu-Mangi among other worlds. Based on his drawings, Matonti created the vast array of superhero characters infused with nano-powers, creatures and robots that inhabit the NEW-GEN universe.
Mr. Matonti has written and edited the six issue comic book series distributed by Marvel. Matonti is currently developing NEW-GEN into a live action feature film saga and TV Series.
Matonti has over 20 years of experience in all phases of production: story development, production, editing, writing, directing, and producing. Mr. Matonti recently directed Mark Hamill (STAR WARS) and Tony Oliver (MIGHTY MORPHIN’ POWER RANGERS) in the NEW-GEN teaser animatic. Previously Matonti directed music videos for top recording artists and directed and produced several live action feature films including the riveting teen thriller LETHAL JUSTICE, LOOSE WOMEN (starring Charlie Sheen, Keith David, Giancarlo Esposito, Robin Strasser and Stephen Lang), MY EX-GIRLFRIEND’s WEDDING RECEPTION (starring Dom DeLuise and Deborah Gibson), BOBBY G. CAN’T SWIM (critically acclaimed film that launched the career of actor John-Luke Montias), and the documentary MONEY-DRIVEN MEDICINE (co-produced with Academy Award winner Alex Gibney).
Mr. Matonti received dual degrees from Syracuse University: a Bachelor of Science in Television, Radio, and Film from S.I. Newhouse School, the premiere communications school in the U.S., and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the Crouse-Hinds School of Management.