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JOHNSTON  is a filmmaker from Fort Worth, TX.  He was a 2011 Creative Producing Fellow at the Sundance Institute and was recently named to Variety’s 10 Producer’s To Watch list with his producing partner Toby Halbrooks.  His work as a producer includes the award winning films St. Nick (2009), Pioneer (2011) and Yen Tan’s award-winning film Ciao (2008) which was distributed theatrically by Regent Entertainment. Johnston also produced AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS and the film PIT STOP by Yen Tan which premiered at Sundance in the NEXT section. Johnston is a director in his own right and his short films have played at festivals around the world.  His most recent film KNIFE was the recipient of a production grant from Rooftop Filmmakers Fund.  Johnston also co-owns two successful vegan restaurants with his wife Amy McNutt called Spiral Diner & Bakery and they are in the process of opening Fort Worth’s first art house cinema called The Citizen Theater.  Currently Johnston is in development on his feature directorial debut titled SEIZE THE BODY which was recently accepted to the Austin Film Society’s Artist Intensive Narrative Feature Workshop.  Twitter

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