KISH: Tell us about you.
My name is Aaron Johnson, I’m a Writer and Director. I’ve been working in the entertainment industry for 12+ years. My passion for storytelling has embarked a vast catalogue of various content for film and television. During the London International Filmmaker Festival in London England, I won two awards for my feature film “Lost” that is currently available on TubiTV, Apple Tv and all major stores.My achievements have allotted me opportunities to be honored alongside the likes of Ava Duvernay, Harry Belafonte and Bishop T. D. Jakes. I have been highlighted by several media outlets such as Madamenoire, Essence Magazine, 40 under 40, Black Enterprise, NBC, and Wave 3.
KISH: What is your dream and how will accomplishing your dream benefit you and others?
Aaron: I’ve been fortunate to live my dream at a young age working in the entertainment business. However, having my own television series is the ultimate goal. By accomplishing this, I plan to open doors for new talent that might not have been given a chance to work in television . A lot of times in this business, it’s very hard to break new talent. It’s unfortunate that the Hollywood system is set up this way but that’s why I want to be a guiding light for newcomers. I believe it’s important to pass the opportunity forward when doors open for you.
KISH: Who or what inspired you to pursue this dream?
Aaron: No one in particular inspired me to pursue my dream of working in the business, however I do have several people I will pay respect to for their contribution like Cicely Tyson, Tyler Perry, Aaron Spelling, etc. I believe everyone has their own journey and everyone’s contributions are different. Just take the names I mentioned for example, they all have blazed their own path and provided opportunities for many people. In my case, my parents have been a huge inspiration for me because they have taught me how to navigate through challenges and how to learn from every opportunity or situation that I am faced with. These values I can use in life and the Entertainment Industry.
KISH: What challenges have you encountered while pursuing your dream?
Aaron: Over these past 12 years, I have had several challenges but one that stands out for me is proving myself because of my age. Started out so young I had to overemphasize my abilities and knowledge because I entered an adult saturated industry. A lot of times when you are trying to blaze your own trail, it can be tough to be noticed or in my case, taken seriously. Other challenges I faced were exposure and getting my work to my viewer through a platform that was beneficial for my company. So more recently, I decided to develop my app for my last project Predestined, which puts me in a place of ownership. My app is available for everyone via apple or android app stores. I believe with every challenge that we face, we have the power to change the narrative and cause each situation to work in our favor.
KISH: Who or what inspired you to keep pushing regardless of the challenges you’ve encountered?
Aaron: My parents have always been my biggest support system. Like I mentioned earlier, they are my biggest inspiration in my life. In fact, my parents are the greatest people I’ve ever known. Knowing their story and seeing how they were able to overcome everything they have been through, is simply amazing to me! They have shown me no matter how much life knocks you down, God will always bring you through every test and trail in life. I wouldn’t be where I am today without them and I owe them everything.
KISH: Please provide final thoughts/advice for others by finishing this sentence… dream.
Aaron: I would say, continue to dream big and don’t allow anyone to stop your dream. In today’s world, it’s important to stay focused and not get distracted. I would also say remember to keep yourself around positive people. It’s an old saying that says “birds of a feather, flock together”. Surround yourself with people that will support your dream, grow with you and inspire you that same way you inspire them. Lastly, keep God first and allow him to direct your plans.
Aaron Avont Johnson is a renowned director, writer, and producer with a keen eye for details. Furthermore, Aaron has an in-depth understanding for directing short films, plays, and movies. With over 10 years of experience, Aaron Johnson has proven to be a powerful force in the film industry. His passion for storytelling has embarked a vast catalogue of various content for film and television. Born and raised in Miami FL, the city’s cultural diversities have laid the foundation for Aaron’s artistic proclivities and powerful creations. Aaron has worked with Grammy Award winning artist the late Betty Wright as well as numerous productions companies. In 2018, Aaron Avont Johnson Production Company produced a television pilot with Emmy Nominated Actress Latoya Ward, which is currently being pitched. Making over 23 film projects, two sold out off Broadway shows and television scripts that impacts the minds and emotions of his viewers, his influential style of filmmaking is a visual representation of his talents. With his gift of immaculate story telling it has propelled his career forward. Aaron has won numerous awards from film festivals and honorary platforms. During the London International Filmmaker Festival in London England, Aaron won two awards for his powerful feature film “Lost”. He also landed a global distribution deal for said film. Aaron’s achievements have allotted him opportunities to be honored alongside the likes of Ava Duvernay, Harry Belafonte and Bishop T. D. Jakes. He has been highlighted by several media outlets such as Madamenoire, Essence Magazine, 40 under 40, Black Enterprise, NBC, and Wave 3. With a growing fan base of loyal supporters, his vision is to leave a legacy that would change the world of individuals through storytelling. Aaron’s goal is to share his original content with various television networks to inspire, bring awareness and diversity to the industry. Currently, Aaron has several materials that he is actively pitching, creating, and producing.