PRAY AWAY premiered on Netflix in August, generating hundreds of reviews and press articles (such as the ones in Variety and The Guardian), and spearheading an engagement campaign to raise awareness about the dangers and human costs of conversion therapy.
Queer Cinema Project received more than $77,000 from the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation and the estate of Barbara Hammer, allowing QCP to continue to support LGBTQ+ student storytelling and the research, education, and promotion of queer filmmaking at SFSU’s School of Cinema.
YOU CAN’T TAKE, an international dance video collaboration, with the Ballet National de Marseille, the collective (La)Horde, and Lasseindra Ninja, produced by Rashaad Newsome and Johnny Symons, premiered in Beaux Arts.
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 …
Johnny received a coveted Presidential Award as well as funding from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at San Francisco State University to continue on his current work in progress, Hoodie.
Johnny and directing/producing partner Leo Chiang present Out Run at universities and community centers around California in Fall 2017. Look out for us at Chapman University on November 8th and Cal Poly Pomona on November 9th.