AMY JO JOHNSON has been successfully working as an actress for over twenties years in the film and television industry. Roles such as Julie Emrick on the critically acclaimed television series Felicity and Jules Callahan in the award winning Canadian series Flashpoint has giver her the experience and confidence to venture beyond that craft and into the world of writing and directing. Her first screenplay “Crazier Than You” has won the 2012 Blacktie Screenplay Competition for the Long Island Film Festival and third place in the 2013 Write Brothers Screenplay Competition for the Canada International Film Festival. Also, Amy Jo’s short film BENT has been selected to screen at the 2013 Women's International Film and Arts Festival in Miami, Fl and the Athens, International Film Festival and also won the audience choice award in the 2013 Women in Film and Television- Toronto Short Film Showcase. Lines, Amy Jo’s second short film, is in pre-production and will be shot this summer, 2013.
Music is also another passion of Johnson’s. With two albums under her belt ‘Never Broken’, her latest project, will be a compilation of original tunes about the struggles we face in life and persevering through them. ‘Never Broken’ is due out late summer 2013.
Amy Jo was born and raised in the USA but after fifteen years of living in Los Angeles she craved a new adventure and in 2005 moved her life to Canada where she fell in love, had a baby and landed the award winning Canadian series Flashpoint. The love she has for her new home has inspired her to become a permanent resident and is now seeking Citizenship. Amy Jo creates from the heart and is driven to hopefully inspire and help influence people in a positive way. This to her is what art is all about.