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Get Your 10s Footage Captured at Times Square
Footage of Rashaad Newsome's "Black Magic" will be projected on Times Square billboards just before midnight every evening in December. On December 10th, "Black Magic"...
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Your Mother’s Comfort Wins Grand Jury Prize, Best Documentary Feature at Outfest
Congratulations to Your Mother's Comfort and director Adam Golub for winning Best Documentary Feature at Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival.
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Your Mother’s Comfort Premieres at Sheffield Doc/Fest
Your Mother's Comfort, executive produced by Johnny Symons and directed by Adam Golub, has its world premiere at Sheffield Doc/Fest. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic,...
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Get Your 10s Footage Captured at Times Square
Footage of Rashaad Newsome's "Black Magic" will be projected on Times Square billboards just before midnight every evening in December. On December 10th, "Black Magic"...
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Your Mother’s Comfort Wins Grand Jury Prize, Best Documentary Feature at Outfest
Congratulations to Your Mother's Comfort and director Adam Golub for winning Best Documentary Feature at Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival.
Read More "Your Mother’s Comfort Wins Grand Jury Prize, Best Documentary Feature at Outfest"
Your Mother’s Comfort Premieres at Sheffield Doc/Fest
Your Mother's Comfort, executive produced by Johnny Symons and directed by Adam Golub, has its world premiere at Sheffield Doc/Fest. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic,...
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Pray Away Premieres at Tribeca Film Festival
Johnny Symons' executive produced Pray Away premieres at Tribeca Film Festival. The feature documentary is directed by Kristine Stolakis and chronicles the conversion therapy movement.
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Get Your 10s Screening and Vogue Workshop at MoAD
Johnny Symons and Rashaad Newsome present a short work-in-progress clip of their documentary Get Your 10s at the Museum of the African Diaspora in San...
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Hoodie Gets Catapult Funding
Johnny Symons receives a grant from Catapult Film Fund for Hoodie. Catapult gives early support to propel projects forward that hold the promise of a...
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Hoodie selected for IF/Then Pitch Competition at Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
Five projects focusing on the American West including HOODIE have been selected to enter the IF/Then pitch competition sponsored by Tribeca Film Institute at Big Sky...
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Cinema Student Jon Ayon wins Grand Prize at the Coppola Director’s Short Film Competition
Cinema student Jon Ayon takes home first prize for his film SOMBRAS, which he produced in Johnny’s documentary thesis class at SFSU. The film was...
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Get Your 10s Footage Captured at Times Square

Footage of Rashaad Newsome’s “Black Magic” will be projected on Times Square billboards just before midnight every evening in December. On December 10th, “Black Magic” will be performed live at Times Square, while the multichannel presentation of “Black Magic” is illuminating on the screens. This performance was captured for Johnny …

Hoodie selected for IF/Then Pitch Competition at Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

Five projects focusing on the American West including HOODIE have been selected to enter the IF/Then pitch competition sponsored by Tribeca Film Institute at Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. The pitch will take place at UC Theater on the University of Montana Campus in Missoula, Montana from 3:00 pm – 5:00 …

Cinema Student Jon Ayon wins Grand Prize at the Coppola Director’s Short Film Competition

Cinema student Jon Ayon takes home first prize for his film SOMBRAS, which he produced in Johnny’s documentary thesis class at SFSU. The film was selected out of over 1000 entries to play during the prestigious Sundance Film Festival, where it won over a juried panel for its exemplary craft …

Daddy & Papa and Beyond Conception reviewed in British biomedical journal

Johnny’s two films about gay parenting got two thumbs up in the most recent issue of Reproductive Biomedicine and Society Online. In an article titled ‘Documenting gay dads: Seven documentaries about gay fatherhood in North America,’ reproductive sociologist Linda Layne calls Beyond Conception “excellent” and Daddy & Papa “beautifully crafted …

Out Run’s Philippine Premiere

Johnny’s latest film, Out Run, will have its premiere in the Philippines at the QCinema Film Festival in Quezon City. Join Johnny and directing/producing partner Leo Chiang on October 19-26 as they present Out Run alongside the LGBTQ activists featured in the documentary. Please note screening schedule: 10/23 (Mon) 8:30pm …