Prior to being awarded a full scholarship to the David Lynch Master's In Film Program in 2014, Johnny Coffeen's directorial debut "Happy Medium" premiered at The Huntington in 2011 and subsequently traveled to the Portland Art Museum. "Happy Medium" was commissioned to capture artist John Frame's transition from sculpture to stop-motion animation. He also edited Frame's first film "Three Fragments of a Lost Tale" and assisted with the animation. He was Assistant Editor on universally-acclaimed "Short Term 12", winner of Best Film at the SXSW Film Festival and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Editing.
"The Swan Girl" is set for an early 2016 festival release.