The Producing Team
Eric Johnson - Producer
Adria Budd Johnson - Producer
Eric has been working in the film and television industry exclusively for over 20 years. His credits include, HBO/Cinemax Steven Soderbergh directed series THE KNICK, LEGENDS OF THE FALL, SMALLVILLE, FLASH GORDON, SCORN, GINGER SNAPS BACK, THE UNIT, CRIMINAL MINDS, ALCATRAZ, ORPHAN BLACK, ROOKIE BLUE, SAVING HOPE, the UBISOFT video game franchise SPLINTER CELL: BLACKLIST voicing and providing motion capture performance for the lead SAM FISHER and starred as JACK HYDE in the world billion dollar box office FIFTY SHADES OF GREY franchise. Eric is currently shooting the international acclaimed TV series VIKINGS.
With both domestic and international success on his resume in front of the camera, including a Gemini nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role in 2001 at the age of 21, Eric Johnson began to look for new challenges behind the lens. He made his directorial début with the 2002 Crazy 8’s short film CANDY FROM STRANGERS. Awarded a DGC Kickstart film in 2004, Eric produced, wrote, directed, edited and composed his second short film, FISHBOWL in early 2005. FISHBOWL played in festivals around the world and was nominated for two Leo awards, including Eric, for Best Editor.
Eric’s debut feature film BEST DAY EVER: Aiden Kesler 1994-2011, which he co-wrote, co-directed, produced and edited is available on iTunes, Youtube Rentals, Hulu and many other digital platforms. The latest short film project is the Audience Choice Award winning SHELLY which he directed as part of the 2013 Toronto 48 hour Film Challenge.
Currently, he is producing a mini-series, IN DIOS that he co-wrote with Indigenous writer Andrew Genaille originally as a feature film under the Telefilm Featuring Aboriginal Stories Program. Partnering with Mongrel Media, the mini-series deals with the complex issues surrounding the aftermath of the Indian Residential School system. IN DIOS was 1st runner up in the 2015 Canadian Film Fest’s Harold Greenberg Screenwriting Competition.
After getting the film-bug as a child actor, Adria attended NAIT’s Television program and completed her degree with an internship at Warner Studios. She’s worked in development, production and as a writer on computer animated tv series, IMAX Ridefilms and feature films and numerous live action films and tv series. Adria wrote and/or produced several short films before she produced and digital distributed the feature film, BEST DAY EVER: AIDEN KESLER 1994- 2011. Projects in development include: historical drama series IN DIOS with EP Ilana Frank and Eagle Vision; Harold Greenburg Feature film script development Fund recipient REMIND ME, with Take the Shot Prods. Thriller feature film S.O.S. with Director Brett Sullivan and Australian co-producer Steve Jaggi, and the digital comedy series, ADULT IN TRAINING with Director Simone Stock and Eggplant Picture & Sound. Adria is also Co-Executive Producer on the upcoming feature documentary film about Phoolan Devi, India’s inspiring Bandit Queen turned Parliamentarian.