Kate Johnson is a digital media artist and filmmaker. She is a partner in EZTV, called “one of the core pioneers and advocates of digital technology in the moving image arts” by the American Film Institute. Involved in all aspects of documentary & independent filmmaking, from photography, editing, design and score composition, Johnson combines emerging film techniques with those of archival film and media art. Her collaborative work has been seen in a variety of venues, from The History Channel and France’s Channel 5 to Laemmle Theatres, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Institute of Contemporary Art in London, The Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Columbia College of Chicago, conferences such as SIGGRAPH and DV Expo, as well as theatres and public spaces internationally.
Currently she is co-director on the feature documentary “Mia Slavenska: a Dancer’s Odyssey” about the acclaimed Ballet Russe ballerina.
Her first work with Hope Anderson was as the editor and designer on the documentary “Jim Thompson, Silk King: An Expatriate Life and Disappearance,” for which she also composed original music. The documentary was shown in various festivals before airing, with its companion piece, “The Jim Thompson House and Art Collection,” on France’s Channel 5.
Her work on S. Pearl Sharp’s “The Healing Passage: Voices from the Water” about slavery and its artistic legacy, has been hailed critically. The film has gone on to win seven awards at film festivals and has screened nationally.
In 2007 she co-edited the documentary, “Never Apologize” which featured Malcolm McDowell’s one man show retelling his life with legendary British filmmaker Lindsay Anderson. It went on to the Cannes Film Festival, the Los Angeles Film Festival and has shown throughout Europe and parts of Asia.
Johnson is also an adjunct faculty member at Otis College of Art and Design, lecturing on Film Production, Directing, and Sound Scoring & Design.