FILM STUDIES & SCREENWRITING
CJ Johnson is the President of the Film Critics Circle of Australia. He is the film and television critic for The Nightlife on ABC Radio (Australia). His reviews air at 11:15pm on Tuesday nights. His film blog Film Mafia (www.filmmafia.com.au) is widely read internationally.
He is a regular contributor to magazines and websites internationally, and the co-author of And The Oscar Didn’t Go To…, available on all eBook platforms including Amazon, iTunes, Sony, Barnes and Noble and many others.
CJ’s short films include The Bris which premiered as part of Cinema Des Antipodes at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival; Saturday Night Newtown Sunday Morning Enmore (Winner, Best Film: 14th Independents’ Film Festival, Florida 2007; 12th Canberra Short Film Festival 2007; 7th Bondi Short Film Festival 2007); Festival favourite and multiple Best Film runner-up The Game; Do Not Pass Go; Spring Bride and Pass The Salt. He co-directed the 2009 feature film Before The Rain.
CJ’s plays as writer include The Dog Logs, The Young Tycoons, Hollywood Ending, La La Land, Backpacker and Barnesy The Harbour and You. They have been performed in every state and territory of Australia, on Norfolk Island, and in New York, Bangalore, London, Zagreb, Tallin (Estonia), Belgrade and dozens of other towns and cities. His one-man show Kinski and I won the Sydney Fringe Theatre Award 2014.
Headshot Photo by Vanessa Low for Art Gallery of NSW Members