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Eyewitness History

with Joshua Cohen

Visual Effects Artist Talks About Drop Dead Fred, Nightmare on Elm Street, and What It's Like Being An Imagineer

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CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON is film writer-director and producer, whose career began in the visual effects arena. Johnson designed and created the special make-up effects for the cult favorite DROP DEAD FRED and created special make-up effects for Michael Mann's iconic THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS. Johnson made his directorial debut with the feature film OUTSIDE OF WINTERS BEND. This was followed by the supernatural thriller SHADES OF DARKNESS and SUMMER OF TOMORROWS which was re-edited for a special international release in 2010. Johnson's latest film, the documentary/feature hybrid JOURNEY TO ROYAL: A WWII RESCUE MISSION, produced through his own Misty Falls Motion Picture Company, was recently released. The story recounts the last rescue mission of his great uncle, WWII rescue pilot and hero, Lt. Royal A. Stratton. Johnson is a former Walt Disney Imagineer and a member of the Visual Effects Society.
March 07, 2023
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Josh Cohen is a journalist and commentator living out of the Midwest.

He has written for a number of reputable publications.

His fascination with history is in the story of our existence and how it is told. Keeping the tradition of storytelling alive in Eyewitness History is what drives him.
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