Born in 1973 in East London, Gerard Johnson has always had a passion and ambition for cinema.
With actor and cousin Peter Ferdinando, Gerard created his first short film called Lone Man. From here a creative partnership was formed, which would be built upon throughout all his future projects.
Gerard's next short, Mug, won the Big Issue Film Festival award 2004, was distributed by Brit Shorts and caught the attention of BAFTA winning writer/producer Paul Abbott. Gerard then created a new character and filmed it with Peter, some friends and a hundred quid over one weekend. The short
After an intense six month casting and rehearsal process, Tony was shot around the East End with Abbott Vision and the UK Film Council financing.
Officially selected for Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2009 on the strength of a DVD fine cut,
Gerard currently has several new ideas in various stages of development including The Trainer; Barking (with Paul Abbott) and Hyena.
Winners of EIFF 2014’s short film awards and two of its documentary premieres have been nominated for 2015 BAFTAs.