Film Director Jesse V. Johnson

Film director Jesse V. Johnson

About Me

 Interview on the influence of Asian Cinema on my work http://www.mikefury.net/files/east-meets-west-mike-fury.pdf 

Charlie Valentine wins the International Film festival of South Africa, Nov 14th - http://www.amritsa.com/eiff/2010/home.htm 

Bratva: Thr Brotherhood 3D trade Announcement  - http://www.screendaily.com/festivals/afm/afm-news/action-thriller-bratva-3d-footage-to-screen-at-afm/5019954.article 

Charlie Valentine - interview with Movieweb.com Nov 12th - http://www.movieweb.com/news/NEIFNG3jldlZMI

 Charlie Valentine - Audience Award Illinois International Film festival, makes 42 Festivals, 25 nominations, 18 outright wins Nv 11th - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Charlie-Valentine/134342879427?v=info

Charlie Valentine - Crystal Palace Film festival, London, UK - 22nd July - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Charlie-Valentine-DVD-Raymond-Barry/sim/B003MPEFEM/2

Burbank Film festival July/Aug 2010 - http://www.burbankfilmfestival.org/

Manhattan Film Festival July/Aug 2010 -  http://www.symphonyspace.org/event/6320-manhattan-film-festival-charlie-valentine-?source=calendar

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 - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Charlie-Valentine-DVD-Raymond-Barry/sim/B003MPEFEM/2

Ventura Film Festival - http://venturafilmfestival.org/charlie-valentine.html

This is a really fun interview discussing the making of Charlie Valentine - 18.05.10  http://wp.modernfilmzine.com/2010/05/18/stuntmans-career-guides-directing-path-with-latest-film-charlie-valentine/

Charlie Valentine wins best feature at the Big Island Film Festival in Hawaii - 18.05.10 http://damontucker.com/2010/05/17/big-island-film-festival-awards-and-pictures/

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 

http://www.firstglancefilms.com/hollywood/10awardwinners

An on-line press interview (Thank you Tim Talinshsky) 03.28.10 http://today.az/news/entertainment/64864.html

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

 http://amprofile.blogspot.com/2010/03/jesse-johnson.html

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 - www.moviecynics.com 

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.)