Brian Johnson is a cinematographer, filmmaker and interdisciplinary artist.

His work ranges from traditional filmmaking for broadcast to visual art, theatre and performance. He is an avid and enthusiastic collaborator as well as an independent artist creating works that tend to operate within the continuum of cinema.


Brian has been winning awards for his cinematography for over 15 years with credits including Sweet Magnolias and The Killing for Netflix/AMC and You Me Her for DirectTV and E-one. His own films and broadcast-based work have been equally fêted with awards and inclusion in festivals including TIFF, Clermont-Ferrand’s ISFF and, more recently, the San Francisco Dance Film Festival where Inheritor Recordings was awarded best cinematography and runner-up for best short. He is currently developing a feature film project with Toronto based novelist David Eddie.


Most recently he directed a series of short films titled Future Futures that will launch on the CBC’s streaming platform GEM in the summer of 2022. These films were produced in collaboration with Screen Siren Pictures and Company 605 – one of Canada’s leading dance companies.

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