A writer, actor and director, Dominique founded the production company and/or pictures. She directed/wrote/acted in/produced YOU AGAIN (Kansas City Film Festival), and directed HEALTH CARE STORIES, a documentary series on the human impact of health care.
Writing recognition includes: 2017 Semifinalist Academy Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting (top 50 of 7,102 scripts); second round of consideration 2018 Sundance Screenwriters Lab; 2014 and 2016 Nicholl Quarterfinalist; 2016 Missouri Film Office’s Scriptwriting Fellowship.
Best Actress nominee 2017 Reno Tahoe International Film Festival. Recent work includes: JOY RIDE (Brussels, D.C. Shorts, Sidewalk, Marfa); WHITE WEDDING (recipient of the Spike Lee Production Grant); Investigation Discovery’s A CRIME TO REMEMBER, directed by Ido Fluk; LÉA (PBS, Reykjavík, Sidewalk, Cinequest); IT’S OKAY from Voyager Creative. A lead in the feature SMALL TIME, currently in post-pro. She acted, wrote and produced VISITING HOURS (Williamsburg International Film Festival), BREAK UP GEOGRAPHY, THE WILL.
Earning her B.A. in History at Carleton College, Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, Dominique represented the United States internationally with Model United Nations, and has lived in Morocco, Costa Rica, and France. She continues to be politically engaged, recently attending an Arena Summit to learn effective ways for the arts to engage with civic needs. In addition to screen work, she is at work on a novel.
Missouri born and raised, Dominique now lives in New York.
Post-production is underway for SMALL TIME, a feature film written & directed by Niav Conty. A sneak peek! In the photos below see Dominique in action with fellow actors Audrey Grace Marshall and Holter Graham.
Dominique's lead role in A Crime to Remember aired on Investigation Discovery. Directed by Ido Fluk, award-winning director of The Ticket. She plays Frances Snyder, in the true story of a woman who had her son kill her father in 1978.
YOU AGAIN released online.
Official Selection Kansas City Film Festival 2018
Starring Nathan Darrow (House of Cards, Godless, Gotham) and Dominique, who wrote and directed.
Check out the great write-up in Directors Notes:
"Whilst there’s much to admire in the natural flow of single shot cinematography from DoP Markus Englmair, it’s the playfully combative, dynamically delivered dialogue between Nathan Darrow and Dominique Johnson, who also wrote and directed, which makes this chance encounter between two ex-high school sweethearts such a joy to watch."
Dominique placed in the top 50 out of 7,102 scripts as a Semifinalist in the 2017 Academy Nicholl Fellowship screenwriting competition.
Dominique made the second round of consideration for the 2018 Sundance Screenwriters Lab.
Dominique played a lea in the workshop reading of JUST FOUR MOMS at EST: "Just Four Moms is based on the story of the "Jersey Girls" - four women who lost their husbands in the attacks of September 11th and came together to harness their grief and anger to fight for the creation of the 9/11 Commission."
Dominique was nominated for Best Actress for JOY RIDE at the 2017 Reno Tahoe International Film Festival, for her role as Jessie, a heroin addict trying - and failing - to do right by her daughter. Director Niav Conty won Best Director.
JOY RIDE was an Official Selection at the DC Shorts Film Festival, Sidewalk Film Festival, Reno Tahoe International Film Festival, Marfa Film Festival, Monmouth Film Festival, Brussels Short Film Festival.
Dominique started HEALTH CARE STORIES - a documentary series of 2-4 minute videos of people sharing personal stories about how health care - or the lack of it - has impacted them and their loved ones.
Dominique on-location in CT as Beth, in CONFIDENCE - Raven Johnson's short film engaging with adoption, race, and motherhood.
LÉA debuts on PBS.
KQED director of distribution Lisa Landi: "Léa is tightly scripted, expertly directed and the lead is phenomenal. We can’t wait to take this film to public media audiences nationwide."
Official Selection: Reykjavik International Film Festival, Sidewalk, Cinequest, ArtSlope and Hollyshorts Monthly Screening