Talent Guide

Johnson Cheng

  • Discipline:Director, Writer
  • Program Year:Project Involve 2019


Johnson Cheng is a Chinese American writer/director hailing from the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles County. After receiving his B.A. in International Relations, he joined Columbia University’s M.F.A. Film Directing/Screenwriting program. His short film, Iron Hands, premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, and his films have collectively screened at over 100 international film festivals, including Tribeca, TIFF Kids, Reykjavík, Nashville, and Palm Springs. He is a recipient of the Princess Grace Award (Cary Grant Film Award) and an alumnus of the NYFF Artist Academy, Telluride Student Symposium, Reykjavík Transatlantic Talent Lab, and VC’s Armed With a Camera Fellowship.