LaMont L. Johnson is founder and CEO of Chieko Alice LLC, and brings over 30 years experience in Marketing, Sales, Business Consulting, Special Events Management and Production Services. His love for film production began in the mid 80’s when the VHS Camera and the bulk JVC editing equipment was the norm. LaMont’s first venture into media marketing was a free VOD program he was developing, that would provide local dining programs for restaurants on a cable channel. Consumers could watch special programs featuring the chefs preparing meals and receive special coupons. Needless to say, it was way before it’s time. He still has the old footage from the commercials he was preparing. LaMont has also produced live musical productions that included five-time Grammy award winner, “The Paul Winter Consort” and stage productions. Musical Director for the stage production of “Oak and Ivey,” Assistant Sound Engineer on musical CD’s, “Be Still My Soul” and “A Little Christmas Spirit” where he was also the Sound Engineer and Technical Director for the live stage production. Company Web Page: http://chiekoalicefilms.net
Name: LaMont Johnson
Lives in: Durham, North Carolina
Company: Chieko Alice LLC/Films, President at Eno River Media Production/Photographer
Occupation: Editor, Producer, Theatrical Producer, Photographer (Still) and Videographer
RNC on the Road to Cleveland
Film (Documentary) Producer On the Road to Cleveland is a documentary project that follows the development, preparation, and subsequent carrying out of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, OH.The point of this film is not only to follow the journey of the RNC, but also to study the socio-economic impact of a major political event on an area. For example: how different are the local attitudes toward a political event versus a sporting event? Every time a major event rolls into a new city, with it comes visibility for the host city and a large influx of money into various local industries. However, it also presents a wide array of planning difficulties and inconveniences for locals. This is true with every major event. Written by LaMont Johnson and Gerry Gibson
The Bold and the Spicy: An Apology
Film (Comedy) Producer A mockumentary about a writer hiring an indie film director to adapt his book on a family of wealthy and powerful morons; he rails against the end result...which is a total dumpster fire.
Surviving the End
Film (Short and Action) Producer A mysterious alien race invades, intending to genetically castrate humanity's capacity to wage war and threaten their empire, and society collapses as they demolish any attempt at organization. The story opens a year after the invasion with James, a man without a purpose, scavenging a meager existence for himself and his neglected adolescent daughter and clinging to his house as his only remaining connection to his missing wife and son. His routine is broken when a part of a roving militant gang kills his friend, forcing a violent confrontation where James realizes how far gone his old life is. He rescues a woman from the gangsters and kills several of them in a gunfight, but one escapes, exacting his revenge by kidnapping James' daughter. The gangsters return and burn down James' house, forcing him to team up with the woman to infiltrate the gangsters' camp, situated in an abandoned mall. However, the leader of the gang is a woman who provides a much-missed mother figure to the ... Written by Gerry Gibson
Film (Drama, Romance and Thriller) Producer When an emotionally damaged young man befriends the girl across the street, he learns that her charming demeanor conceals something more sinister.
Because You're Too Nice
Film (Comedy and Romance) Producer On a seemingly normal date with his girlfriend Karen, James gets smacked with a break-up. What's the reason? Because he's 'too nice'. Devastated and not wanting to be alone, he quickly jumps back into the world of dating, much to the annoyance of Sarah, the hostess of the restaurant he brings all his dates to. With help from his best friends and father, James must navigate through his insecurities to find a woman he can have an honest relationship with and trust not to break his heart again. Of course, everything gets complicated when Karen comes back into the picture. Written by Daniel Parra
President's Award: North Carolina Film Awaed