CJ Johnson is President of the Film Critics Circle of Australia. He lectures on cinema regularly at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and other prestigious institutions.
CJ’s short films include The Bris which premiered as part of Cinema Des Antipodes at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival; Saturday Night Newtown Sunday Morning Enmore (Winner, Best Film: 14th Independents’ Film Festival, Florida 2007; 12th Canberra Short Film Festival 2007; 7th Bondi Short Film Festival 2007); Festival favourite and multiple Best Film runner-up The Game; Do Not Pass Go; Spring Bride and Pass The Salt. He co-directed the 2009 feature film Before The Rain.
CJ’s plays as writer include The Dog Logs, The Young Tycoons, Hollywood Ending, La La Land, Backpacker and Barnesy The Harbour and You. They have been performed in every state and territory of Australia, on Norfolk Island, and in New York, Bangalore, London, Zagreb, Tallin (Estonia), Belgrade and dozens of other towns and cities. His one-man show Kinski and I won the Sydney Fringe Theatre Award 2014.