My latest short film KNIFE is now available for free online.
Here’s some info on it:
Official Selection: SXSW, LA Shorts Fest, Sarasota Film Fest, Hamptons International, Sidewalk Film Fest, and more.
This film was made possible by a grant from Rooftop Films.
Written and Directed by James M. Johnston
Produced by Alec Jhangiani
Starring Charles Baker
Cinematography by HutcH
Edited by David Lowery
Original Score by Curtis Glenn Heath
It’s pretty amazing that Ain’t Them Bodies Saints is going to Cannes for Critic’s Week.
Details and such here: http://www.semainedelacritique.com/EN/films/2013/2013_spe_Les_Amants.php.
Here you’ll also find out the French title for the film is “Les Amants Du Texas“
The world premier of Ain’t Them Bodies Saints will happen on Sunday January 20, 2013 at the Sundance Film Festival. Go here for information on all the screening times and more. I’m so happy to be producing this film and to have gone this far with my partners David Lowery and Toby Halbrooks!
I’ve been named to Variety’s Ten Producers to Watch 2012 along with my producing partner Toby Halbrooks. Read all about it here!
The fine folks at Fort Worth Weekly allowed Kristian Lin to do a feature story about me and it’s the cover story. You can check it out here.
I’m very happy and excited to announce that the film is done (mostly) and will be having it’s worldwide premier at Sarasota Film Festival. Coincidentally, SFF is one of my favorite festivals!
This will be the first ever public screening of the film. So far no non-film type people have laid eyes on it. So I’m excited to see how this initial audience will take it.
We’ve already got a few more great festivals lined up and I will announce those when the time is right.
Also, a trailer is coming soon!
The big news – as seen in the award above – is that we won the Jury Prize for Best Narrative Short at SXSW!
We’ve also got a bunch of screenings coming up:
- Friday, April 1st at 9:45pm – Angelika Film Center #7
- Saturday, April 2nd at 3:00pm – Angelika Film Center #6
- Friday, April 8th at 12:40pm – Varsity 3
- Saturday, April 9th at 6:40pm – Varsity 3
- Sunday, April 10 at 10:10pm – Varsity 3
- Saturday, April 9th at Noon - Regal Cinemas Hollywood 20 Theater 12
- Monday, April 11 at 2:30pm - Regal Cinemas Hollywood 20 Theater 11
- Friday, April 13th at 8pm – Town Theater
- Details forthcoming
- Details forthcoming
A wonderful and lovely film I produced for David Lowery is now an official selection of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.
Check out the trailer:
Written and Directed by David Lowery
Produced by Toby Halbrooks & James M. Johnston
Starring Will Oldham and Myles Brooks
I finally got my short film Receive Bacon up online! Making this film was truly satisfying. Not only did it take me from SXSW to Switzerland and lots of place in between but it’s also the only comedy I’ve made. Hearing that instant feedback from audiences is great.
You can also watch it on YouTube if you’re into that.