CJ Johnson

Author, Australia

CJ is the film critic for The Nightlife, listened to by a million listeners across Australia on ABC Local Radio and many more online internationally. His reviews air at 11:15pm on Wednesday nights. His website Film Mafia (www.filmmafia.com.au) is widely read internationally, with millions of views to date. He also hosts the webseries Watch This.

He is a regular contributor to magazines and websites internationally, and the co-author of “And The Oscar Didn’t Go To…”, available on all eBook platforms including Amazon, iTunes, Sony, Barnes and Noble and many others.

CJ’s plays as writer include The Dog Logs, The Young Tycoons, Hollywood Ending, La La Land, Backpacker and Barnesy The Harbour and You. They have been performed in every state and territory of Australia, on Norfolk Island, and in New York, Bangalore, London, Zagreb, Tallinn (Estonia), Belgrade, Zimbabwe and dozens of other towns and cities. His one-man show Kinski and I won the Sydney Fringe Theatre Award 2014. 

CJ’s short films include The Bris which premiered as part of “Cinema Des Antipodes” at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival; Saturday Night Newtown Sunday Morning Enmore (Winner, Best Film: 14th Independents’ Film Festival, Florida 2007; 12th Canberra Short Film Festival 2007; 7th Bondi Short Film Festival 2007); Festival favourite and multiple Best Film runner-up The Game; Do Not Pass Go; Spring Bride and Pass The Salt. He co-directed the 2009 feature film Before The Rain.