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We won an Indie Spirit Piaget Producer Award!

 

 

 

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Here is some more information about it:  ‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’ Producers Tapped for Piaget Honor | Variety

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LISTEN UP PHILIP

Elizabeth Moss and Jason Scwhartzman in Alex Ross Perry's LISTEN UP PHILIP   Photo by Sean Price Williams

I’m very happy to be a producer on LISTEN UP PHILIP and proud to announce the film is premiering at the 2014 Sundance film festival!

Details are here: http://filmguide.sundance.org/film/13936/listen_up_philip

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KNIFE

My latest short film KNIFE is now available for free online.

Here’s some info on it:

Super 16mm

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

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Ain’t Them Bodies Saints – Sundance 2013

 

 

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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!

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Variety’s Ten Producers to Watch

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I’ve been named to Variety’s Ten Producers to Watch 2012 along with my producing partner Toby Halbrooks.  Read all about it here!

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I’m a Sundance Producing Fellow!

It’s official. I’ve been accepted as a Creative Producing Fellow at The Sundance Institute for the feature film AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS along with my Sailor Bear partner Toby Halbrooks.

Read all about the fellowship here.

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KNIFE in Sarasota

I’ve been so taken with all the exciting stuff happening for PIONEER I’ve been remiss in my KNIFE reporting.

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!

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PIONEER news

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:

Dallas International Film Festival – Shorts Program 1

  • Friday, April 1st at 9:45pm – Angelika Film Center #7
  • Saturday, April 2nd at 3:00pm – Angelika Film Center #6

Ashland Independent Film Festival – Short Stories

  • Friday, April 8th at 12:40pm – Varsity 3
  • Saturday, April 9th at 6:40pm – Varsity 3
  • Sunday, April 10 at 10:10pm – Varsity 3

Sarasota Film FestivalNarrative Shorts 1

  • Saturday, April 9th at Noon - Regal Cinemas Hollywood 20 Theater 12
  • Monday, April 11 at 2:30pm - Regal Cinemas Hollywood 20 Theater 11

Indie Grits Film Fest – Program 9

  • Friday, April 13th at 8pm – Town Theater

Nashville Film Festival

  • Details forthcoming

Independent Film Festival Boston

  • Details forthcoming
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Receive Bacon

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.

Receive Bacon from James M. Johnston on Vimeo.

You can also watch it on YouTube if you’re into that.

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