Johnny Vong is a Canadian filmmaker and photographer currently based in Los Angeles, California.
He is currently a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) candidate in the Film and Television production program at the University of Southern California – School of Cinematic Arts and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Integrated Media from OCAD University (Toronto).
In 2013, his short film The Marvelous Girl, which he wrote and directed, screened at the Cannes Film Festival (Short Film Corner). The film went on to have its North American Premiere at the Montreal World Film Festival, and its U.S. Premiere at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. It also screened at the GLOVEBOX Short Film & Animation Festival (Boston), ReelWorld Film Festival (Toronto), and was the opening night Canadian film at the 10th Annual ReelHeART International Film Festival (Toronto) where it won the award for Best Dance & Music Related Film.
In 2011, he traveled to Sierra Leone, West Africa to shoot still photography on the feature documentary Flying Stars. His photographs served as support material for the producers who were invited to the Pitch This competition at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. The film became the first-ever documentary project to win top prize at the competition. The photographs also won the International Photography Award (Sports Editorial Category), and were featured in National Geographic, and on the CBC.
Johnny was formerly the Digital Producer at Canada’s Ballet Jörgen and the School of Performing Arts (Dance Program) at George Brown College. Prior to this, he was the New Media Marketing Coordinator at The National Ballet of Canada.
Johnny has worked in the Toronto motion picture industry as a Unit Stills Photographer for over a decade. Notable films he has worked on include Bruce McDonald’s The Husband and Kate Melville’s Picture Day.
For Triple Take:
- Last Dance of the Dark Cloaked Avenger – Technical Consultant for the podcast episodes of “The Dark Cloaked Avenger”
- It Was Kit – Poster/Postcard/Program Designer
- Space Zombies II, III and Feature – Camera Operator, Actor (Phil the Cameraman)
- The Triple Take Website – Web Designer, Webmaster (2005-2012)
- The Silencer (in development) – Technical Consultant