John Johnson shot his first film, Zap, in 1988, when he was eight years old. By the time he’d finished college, John had completed five feature length films, one television series (20 one-hour episodes), and 44 short films.
After finishing school, John went back to his old high school to teach videography for two semesters. This was a class that he had helped create with the School Board in 1995 as an independent study. The class then grew to have two full sessions of over 55 students.
Johnson, as well as being an award-winning writer, is now an award-winning filmmaker as well as the founder of Darkstone Entertainment, an independent film company based out of Charlottesville, VA.
Johnson has seven features now available all over the world. From FYE, Turner Classic Movies, and Amazon Prime to Netflix, Johnson’s films can be found worldwide on DVD and streaming. He has another eight features being released on these platforms in the next two years.
To this day, Johnson has completed over 169 films. His remake of Plan 9 is his most popular film yet and has been mentioned in Entertainment Weekly, Fangoria, and on over 200 websites.
Also on the roster, Johnson is working on turning the cult video games The 7th Guest and The 11th Hour into a television series. Production of the series closed in late 2016.
Future work for Johnson includes House of Horrors—a monster mash up on a very dark and gritty scale pitting all of the famous monsters against one another, including Dracula, Frankenstein’s monster, the Wolfman, and the Mummy. House of Horrors is projected to start production in late 2018.