Film Director Jesse V. Johnson

Film director Jesse V. Johnson

About Me

 Interview on the influence of Asian Cinema on my work 

Charlie Valentine wins the International Film festival of South Africa, Nov 14th - 

Bratva: Thr Brotherhood 3D trade Announcement  - 

Charlie Valentine - interview with Nov 12th -

 Charlie Valentine - Audience Award Illinois International Film festival, makes 42 Festivals, 25 nominations, 18 outright wins Nv 11th -

Charlie Valentine - Crystal Palace Film festival, London, UK - 22nd July -

Burbank Film festival July/Aug 2010 -

Manhattan Film Festival July/Aug 2010 -

Charlie Valentine Theatrical release in the US, US DVD through Lionsgate, US TV release through Showtime Networks. 

Charlie Valentine released in the UK (High Flyers) - Aug, 2010 -

Ventura Film Festival -

This is a really fun interview discussing the making of Charlie Valentine - 18.05.10

Charlie Valentine wins best feature at the Big Island Film Festival in Hawaii - 18.05.10

Charlie valentine wins Jesse Johnson best director award at the Sunscreen Film Festival in Florida - 17.04.10


Charlie Valentine wins Best Dramatic Feature Award - FirstGlance international Film Festival - 11.04.10

An on-line press interview (Thank you Tim Talinshsky) 03.28.10

A Blog interview with Photo's (Thank you Alan Mercer) 03.13.10 -

Charlie Valentine wins Best Screenplay Award - Monaco international Film Festival - 5.22.09

Charlie Valentine wins Best Picture, Best Action Picture, Best Cinematography and Best Score AOF festival - 7.20.09 

Charlie valentine wins the Silver Award for Best Feature, Cinema City Film Festival - 11.12.09 

Click here for a really terrific review of Charlie Valentine - 

Click here for a behind the scenes movie for Charlie Valentine - Charlie Valentine EPK 

Click here for my directing reel, it's a little long, but I'm working on thatJesse V. Johnson Directing Reel 

About me:

I was a motion picture stunt man before being able to make a living as a director, this apprenticeship has served me well. 

Most of my work has been concerned one way or another with outsiders, losers, loners, misfits, rounders - individuals looking for something else besides security.
"Vivat...crescat...floreat!" - Live, create, flourish.
I had some pretty good ideas when I started out to write this page, however, I now realize I'm a lot more comfortable writing about other people, so my apologies if this is too brief.


 I am lucky enough to owe my career to the belief and friendship of a few important people:
Dominiquie Vandenberg (who financed my early career), Vic Armstrong and Andy Armstrong (who hired me when I was difficult and kept food on my table.) Garrett Warren (who has made my action look bigger than it ever should.) and my wifeJamie (my soulmate.)

 Cinema City Film Festival - red carpet event, September 2009 (Hollywood.)