Kirsten Johnson

Cinematographer, Camera and Electrical Department, Producer

Cinematographer, Camera and Electrical Department, Producer


Kirsten Johnson graduated from Brown University in 1987, with a BA in Fine Arts and Literature. After two years in West Africa working on local fiction and documentary film projects, she attended the FEMIS (the French National Film School) in Paris. Her film "Cameraperson" premiered at Sundance 2016 and her short "The Above" premiered at 2015 New ...
Awards
19 wins & 41 nominations.

Known For


Dick Johnson Is Dead
Dick Johnson Is Dead
Producer (2020)
Cameraperson
Cameraperson
Cinematographer (2016)
Deadline
Deadline
Cinematographer (2004)
The Above
The Above
Cinematographer (2015)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
CinematographerA Thousand Mothers
(Documentary short) (post-production)
CinematographerOscar's Comeback
(Documentary) (post-production)
CinematographerElliott Erwitt: Silence Sounds Good
(TV Movie documentary)
2019
CinematographerMuseum Town
(Documentary)
2019
CinematographerA Thousand Thoughts
(Documentary)
2018
CinematographerRolling Stone: Stories from the Edge
(Documentary)
2017
CinematographerIndependent Lens
(TV Series documentary) (6 episodes) - Trapped (2016) - 1971 (2015) - Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity (2015) - The Invisible War (2013) - Lioness (2008) Show all 6 episodes
2007-2016
CinematographerRisk
(Documentary)
2016/I
CinematographerCameraperson
(Documentary)
2016
CinematographerTrapped
(Documentary)
2016/IV
CinematographerOnce a Month on Sunday
(Documentary short)
2015
CinematographerThe Above
(Documentary short)
2015
CinematographerVery Semi-Serious
(Documentary)
2015
CinematographerA Woman Like Me
(Documentary)
2015
CinematographerThat Film About Money
(Short)
2014
CinematographerCitizenfour
(Documentary)
2014
CinematographerThe Wound and the Gift
(Documentary)
2014
Cinematographer1971
(Documentary)
2014
CinematographerBorn to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity
(Documentary)
2014
CinematographerHere One Day
(Documentary)
2012
CinematographerThe Program
(Documentary short)
2012
CinematographerVirgin Tales
(Documentary)
2012
CinematographerA Place at the Table
(Documentary)
2012
CinematographerThe Invisible War
(Documentary)
2012
CinematographerThe Lady Is a Fighting Lion
(Video documentary)
2011
CinematographerWomen, War & Peace
(TV Series) (5 episodes) - War Redefined (2011) - The War We Are Living (2011) - Peace Unveiled (2011) - Pray the Devil Back to Hell (2011) - I Came to Testify (2011)
2011
CinematographerP.O.V.
(TV Series documentary) (2 episodes) - The Oath (2010) - Election Day (2008)
2008-2010
CinematographerNo Woman, No Cry
(Documentary)
2010
CinematographerThe Oath
(Documentary)
2010
CinematographerPray the Devil Back to Hell
(Documentary)
2008
CinematographerThrow Down Your Heart
(Documentary)
2008
CinematographerLioness
(Documentary)
2008
CinematographerDarfur Now
(Documentary)
2007
CinematographerSlacker Uprising
(Documentary)
2007
CinematographerSmall Steps: Creating the High School for Contemporary Arts
(TV Movie documentary)
2007
CinematographerFrontline
(TV Series documentary) (2 episodes) - The Mormons Part 2 (2007) - The Mormons: Part I (2007)
2007
CinematographerAmerican Experience
(TV Series documentary) (1 episode) - The Mormons: Part I (2007)
2007
CinematographerElection Day
(Documentary)
2007
CinematographerCrime Fiction
(as Kirsten Boyd Johnson)
2007
CinematographerThis Film Is Not Yet Rated
(Documentary) (director of photography)
2006
CinematographerProject Leap: Learning Out Loud
(Video documentary)
2005
CinematographerWide Angle
(TV Series documentary) (1 episode) - Ladies First (2004)
2004
CinematographerInnovation: Life, Inspired
(TV Series documentary) (1 episode) - Building to Extremes (2004)
2004
CinematographerDeadline
(Documentary)
2004/I
CinematographerRokia: Voice of a New Generation
(Documentary short)
2003
CinematographerAsylum
(Documentary short)
2003/II
CinematographerThe Hamptons
(TV Mini-Series documentary)
2002
CinematographerAmerican Standoff
(Documentary)
2002
CinematographerDerrida
(Documentary)
2002
CinematographerJourney to the West: Chinese Medicine Today
(Video)
2001
CinematographerPerpetua 6642001
CinematographerProfit & Nothing But! Or Impolite Thoughts on the Class Struggle
(Documentary)
2001
CinematographerBrother Born Again
(Documentary)
2001
CinematographerIl faut que je l'aime
(Short)
1994
RoleTitleYear
Camera and Electrical DepartmentOn the Record
(Documentary) (additional cinematographer)
2020
Camera and Electrical DepartmentCrime + Punishment
(Documentary) (camera operator)
2018
Camera and Electrical DepartmentCradle of Champions
(Documentary) (additional camera)
2017
Camera and Electrical DepartmentAtomic Homefront
(Documentary) (additional cinematographer)
2017
Camera and Electrical Department32 Pills: My Sister's Suicide
(Documentary) (additional photography)
2017
Camera and Electrical DepartmentIndependent Lens
(TV Series documentary) (additional photography - 2 episodes, 2005 - 2016) (additional camera operator - 2 episodes, 2003 - 2012) (camera operator - 1 episode, 2007) - The Armor of Light (2016) ... (additional photography) - When the Drum is Beating (2012) ... (additional camera operator) - Race to Execution (2007) ... (camera operator) - Red Hook Justice (2005) ... (additional photography) - Guns & Mothers (2003) ... (additional camera operator)
Camera and Electrical DepartmentThe Armor of Light
(Documentary) (additional photography)
2015
Camera and Electrical DepartmentSeeds of Time
(Documentary) (camera operator: New York City, Arizona)
2013
Camera and Electrical DepartmentANNIE: It's the Hard-Knock Life, from Script to Stage
(TV Movie documentary) (additional photography)
2013
Camera and Electrical DepartmentWomen, War & Peace
(TV Series) (additional camera operator - 2 episodes) - War Redefined (2011) ... (additional camera operator) - Peace Unveiled (2011) ... (additional camera operator)
2011
Camera and Electrical DepartmentYelling to the Sky
(still photographer)
2011
Camera and Electrical DepartmentOutrage
(Documentary) (additional interview camera)
2009/I
Camera and Electrical DepartmentDamages
(TV Movie documentary) (additional camera)
2007
Camera and Electrical DepartmentWelcome Back to the Barrio
(second assistant camera)
2006
Camera and Electrical DepartmentRed Hook Justice
(Video documentary) (director of photography: additional photography)
2005
Camera and Electrical DepartmentThe Venetian Dilemma
(Documentary) (additional photographer)
2004
Camera and Electrical DepartmentFahrenheit 9/11
(Documentary) (additional camera operator)
2004
Camera and Electrical DepartmentFrontline/World
(TV Series documentary) (camera operator - 2 episodes) - India, Starring Osama Bin Laden (2003) ... (camera operator) - A Nation on Edge/Starring Osama Bin Laden/Chasing the Virus (2003) ... (camera operator)
2003
Camera and Electrical DepartmentRisk/Reward
(Documentary) (additional photographer)
2003
Camera and Electrical DepartmentA Decade Under the Influence
(Documentary) (additional camera operator) / (assistant camera)
2003
Camera and Electrical DepartmentScience Times
(TV Series documentary) (camera operator - 1 episode) - Ancient Poison, Modern Cure (2002) ... (camera operator)
2002
Camera and Electrical DepartmentTrembling Before G-d
(Documentary) (additional cinematographer: USA)
2001
RoleTitleYear
ProducerBrooklyn Inshallah
(Documentary) (consulting producer) (post-production)
ProducerDick Johnson Is Dead
(Documentary) (producer)
2020
ProducerMother
(Documentary) (executive producer)
2019/V
ProducerRisk
(Documentary) (co-producer)
2016/I
ProducerCameraperson
(Documentary) (producer)
2016
ProducerThe Above
(Documentary short) (producer)
2015
ProducerField of Vision
(TV Series documentary) (producer - 1 episode) - The Above (2015) ... (producer)
2015
ProducerCitizenfour
(Documentary) (co-producer)
2014
ProducerP.O.V.
(TV Series documentary) (consulting producer - 1 episode) - High Tech, Low Life (2013) ... (consulting producer)
2013
ProducerThe Program
(Documentary short) (producer)
2012
ProducerWaiting for Mercy: The Case Against Mohammed Hossain and Yassin Aref
(Documentary) (co-producer)
2009
ProducerElection Day
(Documentary) (field producer)
2007
RoleTitleYear
DirectorDick Johnson Is Dead
(Documentary)
2020
DirectorCameraperson
(Documentary)
2016
DirectorThe Above
(Documentary short)
2015
DirectorField of Vision
(TV Series documentary) (1 episode) - The Above (2015)
2015
DirectorDeadline
(Documentary)
2004/I
DirectorInnocent Until Proven Guilty
(TV Movie documentary)
1999
DirectorBintou in Paris
(Documentary short)
1995
RoleTitleYear
WriterDick Johnson Is Dead
(Documentary)
2020
WriterBintou in Paris
(Documentary short)
1995
RoleTitleYear
Editorial departmentIn the Same Breath
(Documentary) (Editorial Consultant)
2021
Editorial departmentThe Lady Is a Fighting Lion
(Video documentary) (assistant editor)
2011
RoleTitleYear
Additional CrewP.O.V.
(TV Series documentary) (production assistant - 1 episode) - In the Family (2008) ... (production assistant)
2008
RoleTitleYear
ThanksVision Portraits
(Documentary) (special thanks)
2019
ThanksGift
(Documentary) (special thanks)
2018/III
ThanksHale County This Morning, This Evening
(Documentary) (special thanks)
2018
ThanksStrong Island
(Documentary) (special thanks)
2017
ThanksLittle Men
(the producers wish to thank)
2016
ThanksThe Hunting Ground
(Documentary) (thanks)
2015
ThanksLove Is Strange
(special thanks)
2014
ThanksSin Nombre
(special thanks)
2009
RoleTitleYear
SelfDick Johnson Is Dead
(Documentary) Self
2020
SelfRoom H.264: Brooklyn, NY, June 2016
(Documentary) Self
2018
SelfEditing Cameraperson
(Documentary short) Self
2017
SelfClose Up with the Hollywood Reporter
(TV Series) Self - Documentary (2017) ... Self
2017
SelfIn the Service of the Film
(Documentary short) Self
2017
SelfCameraperson
(Documentary) Self
2016
SelfThis Film Is Not Yet Rated
(Documentary) Self - Interviewer (voice)
2006