Kirsten Johnson (she/her) is a documentary filmmaker and cinematographer whose career spans over fifty films across two decades. Her film Dick Johnson Is Dead premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2020 where it won the Special Jury Award for Innovation in Non-fiction Storytelling. In Kirsten’s own words, Dick Johnson Is Dead is “a film in which my father dies over and over again in the hope of keeping him alive forever.” Please welcome our special guest host, Lucy Walkowiak (she/her), co-head of the Fusion Film Festival submissions department. In this episode, Lucy and Kirsten talk about: Dick Johnson Is Dead Cameraperson Putting Kirsten’s personal life on camera Young filmmakers What drew Kirsten to documentaries Filming in a conflict zone and a maternity ward Making personal connections with documentary subjects The future of documentaries You can watch Dick Johnson Is Dead on Netflix. WHO ARE WE? Fusion Voices is the official podcast of Fusion Film Festival, New York University’s premiere student-run festival that celebrates women and non-binary creators in film, TV, and new media. CREDITS Producers: Lucy Walkowiak & Maya Gavant Guest Host: Lucy Walkowiak Hosts: Schuyler Barefoot & Carly Kline Sound Editor: Sara Gabriela Long Sound Mixer: Nina Leitenberg “Dreamer” by Vodovoz Music Productions: https://youtu.be/N4ex28rjYDk Special thanks to our faculty advisor Susan Sandler and the Fusion Voices team: Nina Leitenberg, Roni Polsgrove, Aspen Nelson, Schuyler Barefoot, Carly Kline, Maya Gavant, Sam Whitley, and introducing for the first time: Sara Gabriela Long!
Many of us have had to imagine dreaded scenarios for the death of a loved one with dementia. But few have done so with as much cinematic ingenuity and depth of affection as our next guest. In this episode, Emily talks to Kirsten Johnson, the veteran cinematographer and award-winning documentary filmmaker of the film Dick Johnson is Dead, which centers around her father's experience with dementia. Hosted by Emily Silverman. Produced by Emily Silverman and Adelaide Papazoglou. Edited and mixed by Jon Oliver. Original Theme by Yosef Munro. Other music by Blue Dot Sessions. The Nocturnists is made possible by the California Medical Association, the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation, and people like you who have donated through our website and Patreon page.
Kirsten Johnson, a well known Event Producer in Houston, addresses instances of misogyny she’s encountered within the industry and how attitudes have changed over the years, the power of being able to choose your gigs, and how important it is to make your crew feel valued. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/FeedTheCrew)
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Pure Nonfiction: Inside Documentary Film
Filmmaker Bao Nguyen profiles Bruce Lee, searching for the man behind the icon, in the ESPN documentary “Be Water.” Bao’s other films include his history of Saturday Night Live “Live from New York” and a short film about his Vietnamese-American family “Where Are You Really From?” In this interview with Pure Nonfiction host Thom Powers, Bao describes his intent to place Lee’s story in the context of being Asian-American. Bao invokes the poet Ocean Vuong in reflecting on the expectations placed on Asian-American storytellers.
Kirsten Johnson | Director of Dick Johnson is Dead and Cameraperson
The Doc Exchange: A Real Stories Podcast
In this episode, June is joined by Kirsten Johnson, a long-time cinematographer and documentary filmmaker who received widespread critical acclaim for her two most recent movies as director Cameraperson (2016) and Dick Johnson Is Dead (2020). Through the lens of three films that consider what it means to document life, death and the world around us, Kirsten discusses a range of topics from the intensely political to the intensely personal. Welcome to The Doc Exchange: A Real Stories Podcast, where your favourite non-fiction filmmakers reveal the documentaries that have had a lasting impact on their lives and careers. *** SHOW NOTES Man With A Movie Camera (1929, Dziga Vertov) Watch on Docsville in the UK & MUBI in the US This Is Not a Film (2011, Jafar Panahi) Rent via Prime Video in the UK & Watch on Kanopy in the US No Home Movie (2015, Chantal Akerman) Rent via BFI Player in the UK & Watch on MUBI in the US Cameraperson (2016, Kirsten Johnson) Rent via Prime Video, Google Play & iTunes in the UK & Watch on The Criterion Channel in the US Dick Johnson Is Dead (2020, Kirsten Johnson) Watch on Netflix *** The Doc Exchange: A Real Stories Podcast is a Little Dot Studios production in partnership with The Grierson Trust. Hosted by June Jennings Produced by Nicole Davis and Annie Hughes Executive produced by Paul Woolf Music by Dusty Decks Edited by Content is Queen Artwork by Nash Kasic See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Can Cinema Make You Immortal? A Deep Chat With 'Dick Johnson Is Dead' Creator Kirsten Johnson
The No Film School Podcast
Kirsten Johnson is a filmmaker who is pushing the limits of the form. Her latest feature, Dick Johnson Is Dead, is a documentary/experimental film about her father's struggle with dementia and his imminent demise. Our talk with Kirsten is wide-ranging and she is quick to turn the tables on the interview and talk about George. But we promise you this is no self-indulgent therapy session, it's a thorough examination of why we tell stories and how we grieve those closest to us. We also discuss the necessity of "humanizing" the crew members on a set and how whatever camera you shoot on is a beautiful and historic artifact. Make sure you're sitting down for this one -- it gets real. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
One of the most cinematically exciting, joyous, and sad films of the year, the director behind "Cameraperson" talks about her process of making a Netflix film with her father about his dementia and inevitable death.
Actress Morfydd Clark talks about the films and roles that influenced her performance in British horror Saint Maud and her love for TV show Black Sails. Documentary maker Kirsten Johnson discusses making her Netflix film about her father Dick’s dementia and death - starring her Dad. And she reveals a recent female film maker discovery... Morfydd Clark:Black Sails (13.32)Kirsten Johnson:Women Make Film (28.43)Music by Lee Rosevere See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.