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About Johnny

Johnny Russell is a Screenwriter, Producer, Director. He started his career as a San Diego Police officer. He is a member of the Organization of Black Screenwriters and the Public Safety Writers Association.

After piloting a patrol car for more than 30 years, his police story, First Blood inspired by true events is an award winning novel.

Johnny has produced teaser trailers for his screenplay, Their Presence which was a Finalist in the Writemovies32 Screenplay Competition. As well as trailers for his script Higher Divine. Both were Quarterfinalists in several highly rated screenplay competitions. He lives near San Diego, California.

Videos

Loglines

  • Higher Divine (First 10 Pages)

    Higher Divine (First 10 Pages) Adventure Fantasy Horror Sci-fi Pinocchio meets the sisters of Medusa. When the extraterrestrial puppet, Renaldi evolves into a soldier, he must find the answer to why his enemies are turning the people of Earth to stone.

Credits

  • Higher Divine

    Higher Divine (2016 - 2017)
    Film (short) by Pad Entertainment (Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Writer After war destroys his world RENALDI’s foes follow him to Earth, there they plot to turn the world’s inhabitants to stone. He must emerge and bring factions together to defend the planet. So why are the authorities trying to stop him?

Awards

  • Finalist Writemovies screenplay contest
    (2013)

  • Quarterfinalist A Film Writer screenplay contest
    (2013)

  • Quarterfinalist Fade In Awards screenplay contest
    (2013)

  • Quarterfinalist BlueCat screenplay contest
    (2013)

  • Quarterfinalist StoryPros screenplay contest
    (2012)

  • First Place PSWA Screenwriting Competition
    (2011)

  • Honorable mention Los Angeles Film and Script Festival
    (2010)

  • First Place PSWA Screenwriting Competition
    (2010)

  • Honorable Mention PSWA Screenwriting Competition
    (2009)

  • Second place PSWA for unpublished novel
    (2008)

Education

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