Dominique is an actor, writer and director.
Born in Missouri, she is now based in New York.
Make Believe and the Real World have always been inextricable for Dominique. Getting a degree in History from Carleton College, traveling to Beijing, Montreal and The Hague with Model United Nations, living and studying in Morocco, Costa Rica and France - all these experiences greatly inform her work as an actor and filmmaker.
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 shot a lead role in Investigation Discovery's A Crime to Remember, directed by Ido Fluk, award-winning director of The Ticket. She plays Frances Bradshaw, in the true story of a woman who had her son kill her father in 1978.
Dominique placed in the top 50 out of 7,102 scripts in the 2017 Academy Nicholl Fellowship screenwriting competition. In addition to becoming a Semifinalist, she had a second script finish in the top 15%. This is Dominique's third time making the Quarterfinals; the first time with this screenplay.
Dominique made the second round of consideration for the 2018 Sundance Screenwriters Lab.
Dominique played a lead role in the reading of JUST FOUR MOMS at Ensemble Studio Theatre --
"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.
At the end of July, Dominique wrapped her first lead role in an independent feature film. Principal photography in and around Millerton, NY. More information to come.
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. This is an electronic town hall, putting human faces on health care legislation. Health Care Stories aims to help make Americans' voices and health care experiences heard.
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.