Abamedia Founder, President and CEO J. Mitchell Johnson, has a passion for independent, feature-length filmmaking. From his student days at the University of Southern California (USC) School of Cinema-Television (now known as the USC School of Cinematic Arts), to his directing, writing and producing an award-winning independent feature film, Johnson always has an eye on (and hand in) the indie film world.
In this vein, he currently serves as Board President of the Texas-based Lone Star Film Society — presenters of the Lone Star International Film Festival, where new talent is discovered and supported. Previous to Lone Star, Johnson served as President of the Texas Independent Producers Association.
So it’s no surprise that Johnson has several exciting feature film properties in development — all under the guidance of Abamedia Senior Consultant Steven Leibman (see Our Team). Among his film industry credits, Leibman was the Vice President of Tom Schulman Productions — the feature film production company of the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of Dead Poets Society — based at Touchstone Pictures and Walt Disney Pictures.
Stay tuned for indie film project updates in News.
World Without Waves
Abamedia’s premier independent feature film, World Without Waves (2004), is the provocative story of a technology-addicted NYC television producer who suddenly develops a physically debilitating reaction to electricity, and flees to a seemingly idyllic haven in the wilds of Texas — only to find himself at odds with the law and entangled with locals emitting different, dangerous energies and behaviors. The film debuted as an Official Selection at the Moscow International Festival, and went on to win “Best Southwest Film” at the Santa Fe Film Festival. For deeper information, please visit the World Without Waves website.