Johnnie Mazzocco is a writer, copy editor, freelance workshop leader, filmmaker, and part-time college instructor of writing and film studies. She has created six films to date: I’m Too Much (2004), Bittersweet (2006), Timing (2007), Found Objects – the short (2008), Found Objects - the feature (2012), and Always Open (in production). Her essays and fiction have been published in Dark Moon Lilith: A Journal Dedicated to the Wondrous Strange, So To Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language and Art, and roofbeam. She was invited to present her paper entitled “Enough About Me, Let’s Talk About Me (If That’s Okay With You): Shame and Narcissism in Women’s Autobiographical Film” at the 63rd Annual University Film and Video Association Conference in New Orleans, LA (2009). Her fiction (“What I Want” and “Music Theory”) and screenplay (Found Objects) have made the finals and semi-finals at the Moondance International Film Festival in 2010 and 2011, respectively. She has two projects currently in development: MIRANDA'S GARDEN, a feature film, and OF THE ESSENCE, a web series.
Miranda's Garden Drama In development. When Miranda Chambers loses her husband to a drowning accident in the lake behind their cabin, she is taken on a journey through the clandestine caverns of her soul. While grappling with her grief, she finds herself transported to the past and must come to terms with the truth about her life and her identity. In the process, to help herself cope, she plants a garden – a garden no one believes will flourish due to its location – and in the process, she experiences the greatest gift imaginable – the death and rebirth of her spirit.
Always Open Documentary ALWAYS OPEN, an in-progress creative documentary presented as a meditation using audio interviews and imagery from nature and industrial sites, seeks to shine a light on the underbelly of motherhood and to make visible the complex psychology and labor intensiveness inherent in mothering.
Found Objects Drama A shadow box artist who yearns for a more meaningful, authentic, and creative life beyond her roles of wife and mother is given a way out when a house fire takes her family's home.
Film by Dark Moon Lilith, LLC (DML Productions) Writer, Producer, Director, Editor
Documentary by Dark Moon Lilith, LLC (DML Productions) Producer, Director, Editor
Semi-finalist, Moondance International Film Festival - Script (Found Objects)
Finalist, Moondance International Film Festival - Short Fiction ("What I Want" + "Music Theory")
University of Oregon
Univeristy of Oregon (Eugene, OR) - MFA Digital Arts
Vermont Colege (Montpelier, VT) - BA Writing (Fiction)