P O R T F O L I O
Matt David Johnson, the second born in a family of ten, has been working on-and-off in film and television for over twenty years. Born in Vancouver, after formal study at the Gastown Actors Studio, he appeared in commercials for Miller Light, Honda, Jeep Patriot, Toyota, Bud Light, and has been featured on Disney’s So Weird, Stargate SG-1 and Psych. Between 2003 and 2006 he hosted his own weekly community events calendar CTV's The Best of BC with Matthew Johnson, co-producing and hosting over 150 spots for the network. Other credits include co-screenwriter of the world's first interactive web series Suite218.com (Telus E-World Award Winner). In 2015, his script The War of the Wills was shortlisted for the Crazy 8’s Film Festival. In 2016, he completed his short film The Dishwasher, which has earned international attention. Matthew has a certificate in Business Administration and is winner of the Lucille Fisher Award Scholarship for Outstanding Writing from Capilano University. Matthew resides in Toronto were he's continuing development on several projects.
10 min, 2016
Writer / Director / Producer
In the autumn of 2015, our short proposal The Dishwasher was submitted to the Storyhive Digital Shorts Initiative in British Columbia, vying against 150 other prospective teams for a chance to win a $10,000 production grant. Through a combination of public voting and jury selection, our project was awarded along with thirty other finalists across BC and Alberta, in projects ranging from live-action film, from documentaries and experimental animation. Post-production completed in February, and upon completion entered a pivotal second stage of public voting and jury selection where our project was awarded the distinction of Top Winner for BC. Since it's completion, The Dishwasher has received award recognitions in California and Europe, including recent a nomination for Best Score at the Kerry International Film Festival, and a Nomination for Best Director at The Short Film Awards in New York. It's also recently been inducted into AirCanada's Encore Inflight Short Film Program. Written and directed by Matt David Johnson, The Dishwasher features original music from sibling/ singer-songwriter Alexz Johnson and an accompanying composition from Marko Koumoulas and Matthew Chung. (Starring Grace Fournier, Bonnie Hay, Ben Afful and Samuel Cuevas as 'The Dishwasher.')
3 Episodes, 17 min, 2010
Writer / Director / Producer
Coyote Mountain is both a comedic, three-episode web-series that takes place within the fictional Coyote Mountain National Park in Canada that follows the daily activities of forest ranger Paul Henry (Drew Scott, The Property Brothers), Gloria Morning (Jackie Blackmore, Supernatural) and their newest recruit (Gary Gill, Endgame) as the first day of the season commences. Inspired from real-life stories told by park rangers.
Georgie & The Golden Egg
5 min, 2003
Co-Producer / Supporting Actor
Produced for submission into the 2003 LA Short Film Fest, Georgie & The Golden Egg is a collaborative production between several Vancouver performers and producers. Written and Directed by Kevin Shortt.
6 min, 2000
Supporting Actor / Co-Screenwriter, Episodes 1-3 "The First Day."
Screenwriter, Episode 5 "Friends for Friends."
First Assistant Director, Episode 4-6 "Friends for Friends."
Vycast Entertainment launched the world's first interactive, internet sitcom Suite218.com. Viewers were asked to vote following every episode between potential storylines, with the majority seeing their chosen story arc immortalized on camera. Six episodes were produced. Winner of the E-world award for Best Entertainment Website of the Year. Directed by Kevin Shortt.