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D.K. Johnston

Atlanta, Georgia

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About Me

Over 12 years of experience working in film and television production. BA in Journalism and Tele-Communication from University of Alaska Anchorage and an MFA in Film Production from the New York Film Academy (LA Branch). Helped manage and develop multiple feature films, national and international commercials, new media programs and political campaigns.

Experience as Producer, Director, Production Manager and Assistant Director (1st, 2nd & 2nd 2nd) positions. Currently on the DGA/QL as a Third Area 2nd AD. Also an experienced editor and media manager with Adobe Premiere. Well versed in Movie Magic Budgeting and Scheduling, Final Draft and Microsoft Office. Willing to work state-wide and on out state productions. I enjoy working with different production teams and creating a positive work environment to maximize production efficiency.

I have been in the industry since 2003.

DK Johnston - Directing Reel
Added on 10/8/2017
A collections of works directed by D.K. Johnston of Tri-Seven Pictures. Projects included: The Cypherian - Writer/Director BTS of Army & Coop - Director Pulse Dance Co. Promotional Spot - Director The Force on Earth: Task of the Apprentice - Director Break in Reality - Writer/Director Cause for Divorce - Writer/Director Alaska Filmmakers - Director

Credits

1st AD – Tater Tot & Patton

August, 2016 — October, 2016
Feature – Andrew Kightlinger

Associate Producer – Moose: The Movie

March, 2014 — May, 2015
Feature – G. Logan Dellinger

2nd2nd AD – Night Moves

September, 2012 — November, 2012
Feature – Kelly Reichardt

2nd AD – Wildlike

July, 2012 — September, 2012
Feature – Frank Hall Green

Locations Assistant – The Frozen Ground

October, 2011 — November, 2011
Feature – Scott Walker

Additional AD – Baby Geniuses: Mystery of the Crown Jewels

May, 2011 — July, 2011
Feature – Sean McNamara

Additional AD – Baby Geniuses: Treasures of Egypt

May, 2011 — July, 2011
Feature – Sean McNamara

Additional AD – Baby Geniuses: Space Baby

May, 2011 — July, 2011
Feature – Sean McNamara

Grip – Beyond

November, 2010 — December, 2010
Feature – Josef Rusnak

Art Department – The Frankenstein Theory

October, 2010 — November, 2010
Feature – Andrew Weiner

When Stranger Meet – Editor

August, 2007 — October, 2007
Feature – Charles Kaufman

Associate Producer/Actor – BeeKeeping

August, 2005 — April, 2006
Feature – Bryant Mainord

Associate Producer – Nice Gordon

August, 2004 — October, 2004
Feature – Jason Borgestead

AD/PM – Alaska USA Employee Video

February, 2016 — February, 2016
Corporate – Alaska USA

PA – Colorado Lottery

February, 2016 — February, 2016
Commercial – Colorado Lottery

PA – Gnaw

May, 2016 — May, 2016
Feature – Haylar Garcia

Grip – Ventura Health Care

January, 2016 — January, 2016
Commercial – Studio C3

AD/PM – Alaska Regional Hospital

April, 2014 — January, 2016
Commercial – Porcaro Communications

AD/PM – NEA: Alaska

October, 2013 — January, 2016
Commercial – Hamberger Creative

PA/Driver – QuickBooks

December, 2015 — December, 2015
Commercial – Rocket Science

PA/Driver – Coors Brewing Company

November, 2015 — November, 2015
Commercial – Farm Legue

Production Coordinator – Visions of Greatness

November, 2015 — November, 2015
Television – Ten100 Productions

Art Department – Coke-a-Cola

October, 2015 — October, 2015
Commercial – Wieden-Kennedy

AD – Pikes Peak Community College

October, 2015 — October, 2015
Commercial – Blakely + Co

2nd AD – AMEX: Paul Nicklen

August, 2015 — August, 2015
Commercial – MJZ Productions

AD/PM – Alaska Tourism

July, 2015 — July, 2015
Corporate – Brillant Media Strategies

AD/PM – American Cancer Society: Alaska

June, 2015 — June, 2015
Commercial – Brilliant Media Strategies

1st AC – Mayoral Campaign

April, 2015 — April, 2015
Commercial – Putnam Partners

AD/PM – Capitol Glass

March, 2015 — March, 2015
Commercial – Capitol Glass

AD/PM – Crossover Competition

October, 2014 — October, 2014
Commercial – Emakina

2nd – Verizon Wireless

September, 2014 — September, 2014
Commercial – Harpoon Pictures

AD/PM – Hope Community Resources

July, 2014 — July, 2014
Commercial – Brillant Media Strategies

2nd AD – Kidz Bop 26

May, 2014 — May, 2014
Commercial – Maze Productions

AD/PM – Sentoral Campaign

August, 2014 — May, 2014
Commercial – GMMB

AD/PM – SportsMaster

April, 2013 — April, 2014
Commercial – Assassins Creative

AD/PM – Mission of Mercy: Alaska

April, 2014 — April, 2014
Online – SprocketHeads

Production Coordinator – Exxon Valdez - 25th Anniversary

February, 2014 — February, 2014
Television – CNN

AD/PM – Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute

January, 2014 — January, 2014
Commercial – DS Simon

AD/PM – Proposition Campaign

April, 2013 — April, 2014
Commercial – Porcaro Communications

AD/PM – Best Beginnings

October, 2013 — October, 2013
Commercial – Best Beginnings

AD/PM – K&W Interiors

September, 2013 — September, 2013
Commercial – SprocketHeads

AD/Producer – Volvo - 3 Millions Miles Campaign

April, 2013 — August, 2013
Commercial – Haberman

AD/PM – AHFC

June, 2013 — June, 2013
Commercial – Northwest Strategies

AD/PM – AFL-CIO: Alaska

April, 2013 — April, 2013
Commercial – SprocketHeads

PA/Driver – AT&T Alaska

February, 2013 — February, 2013
Commercial – Smuggler

PA/Driver – Coors Brewing Company

February, 2013 — February, 2013
Commercial – Radical Media

PA/Driver – Alaska Tan - Pilot

January, 2013 — January, 2013
Television – Green Bottle Pictures

PA/Driver – Arby's - Alaska Fish Sandwich

December, 2012 — December, 2012
Commercial – WA Square Films

AC – Married to the Army: Alaska

March, 2012 — June, 2012
Television – 44 Blue Productions

PA/Driver – Audi - Ahab

November, 2011 — November, 2011
Commercial – Epoch Films

Grip – Mounted in Alaska

September, 2011 — September, 2011
Television – History Channel

Editor – Alaska Wet Dog Race Pilot

March, 2010 — September, 2010
Television – John Lang

Grip – Gordon Complex - Pilot

July, 2009 — July, 2009
Television – Nick Rose

Editor – Eureka Seven: Feature BTS

June, 2009 — August, 2009
Online – Bang Zoom Entertainment

1st AD – River of Time

October, 2015 — October, 2015
Short Film – Santosh Gopasana

AD/Producer – Father of Lies

May, 2015 — May, 2015
Short Film – Crooked Pictures

AD/Producer – Conspiracy Pie

September, 2014 — April, 2015
Short Film – Crooked Pictures

Executive Producer – PnB:SAD

April, 2015 — June, 2015
Short Film – Scarface Productions

Writer – 24-Hour Film Royal: BTS

April, 2015 — April, 2015
Online – Portal Productions

AD/Producer/Director – The Force on Earth

September, 2014 — October, 2014
Short Film – Tri-Seven Pictures

AD/Producer/Writer – Six Dead Bodies Duct-Taped to a Merry-Go-Round

February, 2014 — March, 2014
Short Film – Kevin T. Bennett

Producer – Standard of Karen

May, 2014 — May, 2014
Short Film – Josh Lowman

Director/Writer – Break in Reality

August, 2013 — August, 2013
Short Film – Tri-Seven Pictures

AD/Producer – Come Back Home

May, 2013 — May, 2013
Short Film – Bradford Jackson Films

AD/Producer – Story Time

February, 2013 — February, 2013
Short Film – Crooked Pictures

AD/Producer – The Darkness

March, 2012 — March, 2012
Short Film – Crooked Pictures

Producer – The Last Friday Night

September, 2011 — September, 2011
Short Film – Scarface Productions

AD – Could've Been More

May, 2011 — May, 2011
Short Film – Matt Jardin

Director/Writer – Cause for Divorce

May, 2009 — May, 2009
Short Film – Tri-Seven Pictures

Director/Writer – The Cypherian

June, 2008 — June, 2008
Short Film – Tri-Seven Pictures

Director/Writer – BOMB

April, 2008 — April, 2008
Short Film – Tri-Seven Pictures

Producer/Director – Alaska Filmmakers

January, 2011 — May, 2015
Online – Tri-Seven Pictures

2nd2nd AD – Stadium Anthems

May, 2016 — June, 2016
Feature – Scott Douglas Brown

Production Assistnat 1st/2nd Unit – Our Souls at Night

September, 2016 — October, 2016
Feature – Ritesh Batra

Producer/1st AD – Army & Coop

November, 2016 — December, 2016
Feature – Dennis Hefter

1st AD – ICE

December, 2016 — December, 2016
Feature – Peter Basler

1st AD – NEA - Alaska

January, 2016 — January, 2016
Commercial – Martin Hamburger

1st AD – Alaska Regional Hospital

January, 2016 — January, 2016
Commercial – SprocketHeads

PA – Colorado Lottery

March, 2016 — March, 2016
Commercial – Funny or Die

PA – Roadkill

July, 2016 — July, 2016
Television – Mind Over Eye

1st AD – Alaska USA Company Video

July, 2016 — July, 2016
Corporate – SprocketHeads

1st AD – AK Ballot Measure 1

August, 2016 — August, 2016
Commercial – GMMB

1st AD – Spectrum Business

October, 2016 — October, 2016
Corporate – Ironsmith Films

Field Production Assistant – Top Chef - Season 15

April, 2017 — June, 2017
Television – The Mission Productions

Production Assistant – Jeep

July, 2017 — July, 2017
Commercial – Ryot

Driver – Walden: Life in the Woods

September, 2016 — September, 2016
Feature – Alex Harvey

2nd2nd Assistant Director – Stadium Anthems

June, 2016 — July, 2016
Feature – Scott Douglas Brown

2nd Unit Production Assistant – Our Souls at Night

August, 2016 — October, 2016
Feature – Ritesh Batra

Producer/1st AD – Army & Coop

October, 2016 — December, 2016
Feature – Dennis Hefter

1st Assistant Diector – Ice

November, 2016 — December, 2016
Feature – Peter Paul Basler

1st Assistant Director – Pikes Peak Community College

October, 2015 — October, 2015
Commercial – Blakeley + Co

Production Coordinator – Visions of Greatness

November, 2015 — November, 2015
Online – Ten100 Prod

Key Production Assistant/Driver – Coors Brewing Co.

December, 2015 — December, 2015
Commercial – Farm League

Production Assistant – Quickbooks

December, 2015 — December, 2015
Commercial – Rocket Science

Production Assistant – Colorado Lottery

January, 2016 — January, 2016
Commercial – Funny or Die

Production Assistant – Roadkill

July, 2016 — July, 2016
Online – Mind Over Eye

1st Assistant Director/Production Manger – Alaska USA Training

February, 2016 — February, 2016
Corporate – SprocketHeads

1st Assistant Director/Production Manager – Alaska Ballot Measure One

April, 2016 — April, 2016
Commercial – GMMB

1st Assistant Director – Spectrum Business

October, 2016 — October, 2016
Commercial – Carbon8

Production Assistant/Driver – Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

August, 2017 — August, 2017
Television – Travel Channel

Field Production Assistant – Top Chef Season 15

April, 2017 — July, 2017
Television – Bravo

1st Assistant Director – Bud Light - Jake Plummer

October, 2017 — October, 2017
Commercial – Ironsmith Films

Work with D.K. Johnston

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