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 in 2012. The documentary 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 2013 SXSW Film Festival and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Editing. Coffeen completed his Master's thesis film The Swan Girl in 2015 -- currently a top 5% semi-finalist in the running for a Student Academy Award.
Upcoming film "Row" has been completed. Aiming for a late-2016 film festival release.
Here's the Kickstarter campaign for Row: Kickstarter.com/projects/johnnycoffeen/row-1