Sylvia Love Johnson is a Filmmaker, Writer, Actress and Producer.
She completed a BA in Acting at Middlesex University, London in1999. She studied Film Production and Creative Writing. She has worked as an Editor and Journalist in the Film, Arts and Education. She worked in Theatre and Film as and Actress/Writer. She collaborated in several Independent Film projects as a co-producer. In 2007, Sylvia Founded School of Theatre in Barcelona, the dramatic arts school soon opened in Las Palmas. In 2010 Sylvia published her first novel ‘Mystic Dream’ a second edition of this literary work is due to come out in 2017.
In 2012 she completed a Master Degree in Filmmaking at Kingston University, London. Ever since she has produced 7 short films, winning the San Diego International Kids Film Festival Best Produced Kids Film Awards with her Short “Art’s Eyes’ 2013. She was featured in the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in 2014 with her short Film ‘She Moon Experimental” 2013. Her short film “Forgotten Paradise” 2015, featured in Palms Spring ShortFest Market and in Depth of Field International Film Festival Official Selection. Sylvia is presently in pre-production with her next short film ‘METHOD’ which shall be in production in November 2016. After this she will set up to produce her first feature film, ‘Montana Mischief’, the modern story of Joan of Arc, Janelle Montana,14, receives a calling beyond her age but not beyond her capacity. This project will be followed by two of her feature films in development including ‘Annika’s Shoes’ an 8 year old Albanian girl takes us through the horrors of human trafficking and child sexual exploitation. ‘Mystic Dream’, a magic parallel world awaits in our dreams for the redemption of human soul; five ordinary women will lead us in this extraordinary journey.
Background and Education.
Spanish Sylvia Love Johnson was born in Valencia and raised in the Canary Islands. Sylvia’s father Fernando Carlos Johnson Johnson, an Expert in International Relations, and Teacher and her mother Leonarda Maria Nepi Batapa, Human Rights Activist and Nurse. MA in Film Making London, 2011 – BA in Acting, 1999 BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts 1996 Founder and Director of the Dramatic Arts Academy School of Theatre in Spain. Author of the Novel Selene Hekate, Mystic Dream. Journalist in the Arts and Education Sectors during 1996 and 2011. Actress with credits in Theatre and Cinema. Drama and English Teacher 2001- 2010. Filmmaker and Producer at film Production Company HEKATE Film Works . Eco fashion Entrepreneur 2013.
The She mOon Song by Tim Bond and Sylvia Johnson
Original music from the Short Film by Sylvia Love Johnson “She Moon, Love Spell” Music by Tim Bond, Lyrics by Sylvia Love Johnson, Voices: Rebecca Lacey, Athena LeFay, Masha Warning, Isabella Speight, Sylvia Love Johnson.
Sylvia Love Johnson
AWARDS: BARCELONA ACTIVA Business Enterprise Award 2008
BEST PRODUCED KIDS FILM at San Diego International Kids Films Festival 2013
FOUNDER of the Dramatic Arts Academy, “School of Theatre” Las Palmas and Barcelona 2009
WRITER/PRODUCER/ FILMMAKER/ACTRESS for SJCreation Works,
Ever since I can remember I wanted to be an actress. I can recall the exact day I told my mum what my profession would be when I grew up at the time I was 5 years old.
At the age of 9 I started writing stories. These stories sent me in luxurious fantasy journeys. I invented worlds, characters, thoughts and feelings with the thoroughness and devotion that only a child can have. My characters stayed with me, they organically grew and developed as I grew and changed over the years. For instance, Selene my character from (Selene Hekate, Mystic Dream)has the exact appearance and air of mysticism that had one of my very first characters, Christine. Christine is a red headed, 10 years old girl, with green eyes, pale skin and face swamped with freckles. She is a twin sister born on earth from an earthly mother, yet she is not of this planet.
I was born in the mainland Spain, Valencia, but my family and I moved to the Canary Islands when I was 8, by then my dreams about becoming an actress resumed in the odd school play. In my early teens I moved to London there I studied Performing Arts at Ealing Tertiary College College and later on a BA in Acting at Middlesex University. I started writing as a press officer at Middlesex University, while I was doing my BA in Acting, and then went on to publish Arts and Education related articles in several magazines. After graduating from Drama school I wrote my very first full length screenplay “Tears of Mariposa Lily” Reluctant to send it off to any producer or filmmaker who could alter or change my screenplay I decided that I had to do it myself, learn to produce and make films. Such a task seemed impossible at the time but I set off on a long journey that would take many years and many collaborating helping in different productions, with talented filmmakers like Efren Gonzalez and Antionio Gonzalez, Lance Nielsen, who work very hard yet still are waiting to see their dreams come true. As an actress I had many compelling roles in theatre productions, such as Sonya in Uncle Vanya, by Anton Chekov,Desdemona in Othello by William Shakespeare, Princess Jasmine in Aladdin, Girl in A Night Out, by Harold Pinter, Diane in Ring Around the Moon. Then I continued to juggles different, TV, Cinema and Theatre roles and writing with a demanding family life. Many of my creations such as the Hekate story, emerged and developed in between breast feeding and changing nappies. My children were born in 2004 and 2005. Years later in 2011 I enrolled in a MA in Film Making course at Kingston University in London, ever since I have made 6 short films. “Lance and Lucy. The Short Movie”, “The Explorers” and “She Moon Love Spell”, “Ethical Fashion”, “Art’s Eyes” The Making of METHOD“. I’m currently working on the Pre-Production of METHOD and the distribution of She Moon Love Spell, Art’s Eyes and Ethical Fashion. I’m also working on fund-raising for my first feature film “Hekate-Mystic Dream” (Working Title).
“Her strong leadership of teams’ performance and management qualities, while being head of marketing and communications as well as director and producer, make her a determined, forceful and forward thinking business Entrepreneur.
Over the years, Sylvia Johnson has learnt to put to good use her interpersonal influence abilities transferring them to problem solving and customer/pupil solution; while aiming to enhance the maximum potential of her creative works, always having as a main goal to inspire other and to spur people on towards finding their on creative gifts.
She has worked in the film industry for the last 13 years, mostly in a voluntary and collaboration basis, learning about all areas of pre-production, production and postproduction, from the early age of 15.
Alongside with her filmmaking career she has developed her writing career, working as a Journalist for the arts and education sectors and in press and publicity for the film industry; collaborating with industry and educational publications in London, Las Palmas and Barcelona. She has acquired web content editorial skills by running several blogs related to her main interests such as health, beauty, love, theatre and the arts, cinema and writing.”
HEKATE Film Works 2011 – 2014
“ Mystic Dream”. 2016 Feature Film( in development )
“Method” 2015 Short film, (Pre-production)
“Montana Mischief” 2015 Short film (Pre- Production)
“Forgotten Paradise” 2014 Completed
“The Making of Method” 2013 short, completed
“Art’s Eyes” 2013 short film, completed
“Ethical Fashion” 2013 Short Documentary film, Completed
“She Moon Love Spell” 2013 Short Film Completed
“Lance & Lucy The Short Movie” 2011 . Short Film. Completed
” The Explorers” 2011 Short Film. Completed
2012 She Moon (The Short Film)
2011 Lance & Lucy The Short Movie. ( Short Film)
2011 The Explorers. (Short Film )
2011 Selene Hekate. A mystic Dream. Short Novel. Available in E-Stores
2011 Montana Mischief. Short Film. Pre-Production
2009 Las Hijas de Isis. Isis’s Daughters. Novel. In Development.
2011 Selene Hekate. A Mystic Dream. Screenplay. Feature Film. Fantasy/Thriller Feature. Pre-Production.
2007 Unconscious Therapy. Psychological Thriller. Feature Film. In Development.
2006 As Iron Sharpens Iron. Screenplay. Feature film. Drama. In Development
2005 The Secrets of Divinity. Monologue. Theatre. Comedy.
2004 Amor, lujuria, Pasión. Theatre Play. Comedy.
2003 Corazones Perdidos en una Realidad. Short Film. Poetic
2003 Secretos en el Camino. TV Series. Thriller.
2002 Strawberries. Theatre Play. Comedy.
2002 Tears of Mariposa Lily. Screenplay Romantic /Thriller.
“Be bold and brave, be truly daring, dare to live”
height: 1. 76 cm
Bust 90 cm
Hips: 86 cm
2011-2014 Masters Degree in Film Making
1999 -2002 BA honors degree in Acting. Middlesex University, London.
1996 -1999 BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts Ealing Terteary College, London.
1994 – 1996 Cambridge Advance Certificate in English.. Richmond Upon Thames College. London.
1994 -1996 Certificate in Translation (Traductores e Interpretes) Richmond Upon Thames College. London
1991 – 1993 BTEC First Diploma in Business Administration. Institute Mesa y Lopez, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
1996 – 1999
Turnpike Lane Writing School., 347 Turnpike Lane, North London
Journalism intensive course
Film and Theatre Production. Intensive Course
Middlesex University Summer School, Trent Park, Bramley Road, London N14
Savanah (Grupo Nemis)
Theatre Critic, Theatre reviews , Journalist .
Pre- Production. SELENE HETAKE. Feature Film
School of Theatre
Theatre and Drama Teacher
2010 Irish Yeats Academy. English Teacher. Las Palmas
.Asociacion de Vecinos Nordtramuntana San Andres: Paseo Torras I Baiges 101-103. 08030 .Barcelona.
2009 Teacher of Theatre in English for children ages 3 to 12.
2009 Drama in English all ages
CIEF ACCION, C/ Francesc Tarrega 14, 3º, 1Barcelona.
Business English teacher.
2004 – 2009 Drama teacher School of Theater and Dance SOCART Palmas de GC.
Teaching children ages 3 to 16 years old.
Drama teacher WORKSHOPS for adults, Las Palmas de GC.
Private English teacher . Teaching up to 11 children ages 9 to 16 years old during a period of 5 years. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Off Stage Theatre Experience. London.
Play Director Job
1996 All Things Nice Lisa Watson Set designer
1996 Mobidick John Wright Stage Manager
1997 Lorca Triologia David Peacock Press and Publicity
1997 The Crucible Sarah Hill Press and Publicity
1999 Danton’s Death Katie London DSM
1999 The Fool Will Jon DSM
2009 The Secrets of divinity Sylvia Johnson Director
TV. Film. Short Film. Acting Credits.
Production Role Director
Film / Short Film / TV
2oo9 Noa’s Ark Various Theor (Tranxmuten Art)
2008 Conectacts Sylvia Diego Salazar
2003 Má Mere Secretary Christopher Honore
2001 Hearts lost Ana Lance Nilsen
2001 30, s Beatrice Lance Nilsen
Theatre Acting Credits
Plays: Role Director
2008 La tentación de los Espiritus YAKIBATO Marc Pujol
2003 History of the Tablets Variuos Profetas de Mueble bar
2001 Strawberries LUCY Dannie Carr
1999 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest INMATE John Wright
1999 Aladín JASMINE David Thomas
1999 Ring round the moon DIANA Will James
1997 A night out (Harold Pinter) GIRL John Abbott
1996 Uncle Vanya (Anton Checkov) SONYA Jane Harrison
1996 Othello (William Shakespeare) DESDEMONA Jane Harrison
1996 Without Punishment (Lope de Vega) CASANDRA Brian Ingram
1995 The scoffer of Seville (Lope de Vega) TISBEA Brian Ingram
1995 The Tempest (William Shakespeare) GONZALO Brian Ingram
Lance Nielsen. Film and theatre Producer and Director. London.
JOhn Wright. Director. Told by an Idiot theatre Company. London.
Jane Harrison. Actresss. Drama teacher. London
Briam Ingram. Director. Performing Arts Teacher. London
Middlexes University. London.
Middlesex University’s Press Office. London.
Profetas del Mueble Bar. Las Palmas.
Imagia Free Lance. Las Palmas.
Seven Island Films. Las Palmas.
Theor. Actor’s Director. Traxmuten Art. Barcelona.
Marc Pujol. Actor. Director. Barcelona.
SJ Productions films. Reality Creation Works. London.
Barcelona Activa. Generalitad de Catalunya. Barcelona.
Diego Salazar. Director. Barcelona
SocaArt. Escuela de tEatro y Danza. Las Palmas.
Grupo Nemis. Revista Savanah. Las Palmas
Christopher Honré. Film Director. France.
Katie Laundon. Theatre Director. London
1996- 1999 North Circular. Middlesex University. London.
2002- 2011 Savanah. Grupo Nemis. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
2011 Student Film Festival London.
2007- 2011 School of Theatre. Acting coach. Drama and theatre Teacher.
2009- 2011 The Irish Yeats Academy. English Teacher
2007- 2009 CIEF Accio. Business English Teacher
2003- 2004 SOCART . Theatre, Drama and dance teacher
TEACHING programs, modules and courses developed and taught
by Sylvia Johnson:
Theatre and English
Artistic Bilingual education for children.
Exploring Samuel Beckett and other contemporaries
Courses (Advance acting training)
Casting Call For Professional Actors
Acting for Camera
Intensive Theatre Course
Modules (Advance acting training)
The life and works of William Shakespeare
Education and Training
Kingston University Masters of Arts in Film Making
The Film School Barcelona, Film Production Course
Middlesex University, Bachelor of Arts in Acting
Turnpike Lane Writing School Creative Writing/ Journalism Course
Ealing Terteary College BTEC – National Diploma in Performing Arts
Instituto Mesa y Lopez BTEC- 1rst in Business Management