J. Mitchell Johnson is CEO of Abamedia, a new media production company specializing in history & cultural subjects. Johnson’s first film was an hour PBS special on the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. A complete list of Johnson’s productions can be found here. Johnson’s film, World Without Waves, won Santa Fe Film Festival’s Milagra Award and premiered at Moscow’s International Film Festival. Abamedia’s Cold War multimedia series, Red Files, won the International Documentary Association’s “Best Limited Series” award, and features on PBS the Media Educational Resource. He is a Masters graduate of the USC film school and is the immediate past President of the Lone Star Film Festival.
Currently in production: a feature length documentary film, “Remaining Human: Cyberdreams and Illusions”; "The Norbert Wiener Media Project”, a series of films; “Saving North” — a feature-length documentary about ancient Russian wooden architecture and churches; and “Coming Round”, a documentary featuring the Kashia Band of Pomo Indian tribe’s struggle for the return of their lost California homeland, and their oddly symbiotic relationship with Russia — past and present.