Tuesday, August 11, 2015

VOICES HEARD 2015: Fight Night, Legacy

Fight Night: Legacy by Hisonni Johnson
Milwaukee (MKE Premiere)
Running Time: 8 minutes
Screening Time: Friiday, Sept 11th 8:30pm 

Sports Drama/ Urban

When former boxer and ex- con Andre Johnson discovers that his health is failing, he returns home to rebuild the life he left behind, but gets an opportunity to build a future and a family.



Director's Bio:
Hisonni Johnson is a Writer, Director, Actor, Cinematographer and Creator. He earned a full academic scholarship to the prestigious University School of Milwaukee, a nationally renowned college preparatory high school. He further distinguished himself by receiving the Presidential Gold Seal for academics and athletics. Johnson studied acting at the University of Wisconsin in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program, but his talent and ambitions did not remain solely in front of the lens. Hisonni studied with acclaimed Chicago photographer David VanderVeen. An impressive portfolio of commercials resulted, along with an affinity for still photography, video and film. He has worked professionally in nearly every crew position there is in both television and film. As a result, his skills as a writer, director and cinematographer have quickly earned him numerous awards and accolades. In the past year, alone, Hisonni has received nearly 100 accolades for his two original television pilots, "Fight Night Legacy" and "Olympia", including a 2013 Streamy Award Nomination and the Grand Prize at the LAWEBFEST. His most recent pilot, "Grayson: Earth One - his own take on the origins of the DC Comic hero, Nightwing - has received great reviews from the likes of Marvels' Stan Lee, The Hollywood Reporter, Deadline Hollywood, The Collider, IGN and countless others.

A series by Hisonni Johnson

Awards for "Fight Night Legacy
 "OFFICIAL SELECTION" California Shorts Fest 2011
"Official Selection" LA Movie Awards 2012
"Best Screenplay" LA Movies Awards 2012
"Awards of Excellence" LA Movie Awards 2012
"Honorable Mention" Texas Black Film Festival 2012
"Official Selection" Vegas Independent Film Fest 2012
"Bronze Bulb" Vegas Independent Film Fest 2012
Headlined Van Indie 2012
Official Selection LA Web Fest 2012
Best cinematography LA Web fest 2012
Best male lead actor LA Web fet 2012
Best overall drama series LA Web fest 2012
Grand prize winner LA Web fet 2012
Official selection Marseille Web fest 2012
Official Selection Web Series Unplugged 2012
Official Selection Riverside International Film Festival 2012
Official Selection IF Quarterly Film and Webisode festival 2012
Best Director IF Quaterly film festival 2012
Best Family Short film IF Quarterly 2012
Official Selection LA Film, TV & Webisode Festival 2012
Best TV Pilot LA Film, TV & Webisode Festival 2012
"Official Selection" Accolade Competition 2012

Executive Producer RED ONE GROUP Second Unit Director Troy Price

Dio Johnson, Dani Lennon, Ski Cutty Carr, Tania Nolan, J. Teddy Garces, Andrew Keegan, Jack Cullison, Whitney Montgomery, Joseph Sanfelippo, Dan Czerwonka, Beau King, Caslin Rose, Hayden Burton, Michael Sarnoski, Levi Baker, Bryant Trujillo, Manuel Trujillo, Carlos Benavidez

Charlie Perez and Capital Punishment Boxing Club, Beau King and King's Martial Art,s Deryck Santos, J. Teddy Garces, Caslin Katsaros, Agnes Magyari

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