Megan Freels Johnston
Megan freels johnston

Megan Freels Johnston is a critically acclaimed writer and director whose work in the horror world is known for bold female characters and equally bold twists. Megan’s second feature film, THE ICE CREAM TRUCK, stars Deanna Russ, Lisa Ann Walter and Jeff Daniel Phillips. The thought-provoking film premiered in 2017 and is Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and is on several “Best of 2017” horror movie lists and Variety compared it to Blue Velvet. Megan made her feature directorial debut with REBOUND in 2014. The micro- budget thriller instantly won over the horror community and has since developed a cult following. Of the film, Rue Morgue said it’s "worth watching to the end for the unnervingly realistic twist ending” and Film Threat praised it for being “almost David Lynchian in its strangeness.” Megan’s work as a writer/director builds on a successful, decade-long career as a producer, adapting and developing crime stories of her grandfather, Elmore Leonard. Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut, SPARKS, starring Carla Gugino was in competition at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Megan co-executive produced drama pilot THE ARRANGEMENT (USA Network), co-created by Nicolas Falacci and Cheryl Heuton (NUMB3RS), which later inspired her to write and direct her own material. Megan is set to direct the feature HUNTING SEASON in 2018. Megan currently lives in LA.